General Lee, a small side-wheel steamer, was employed by the Confederate Army as a transport in the vicinity of Savannah, Georgia. She was captured when that city fell in December 1864.
This page features our only view of C.S. Army Transport General Lee.
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Photo #: NH 51966
"Flag of Truce" boats on the Savannah River, Georgia
Watercolor depicting six steamers, with Fort Pulaski in the left center distance, circa 1862-64.
As identified on the original artwork, these ships are (from left to right): steamer Swan, of Savannah; C.S. Navy steamer Beauregard; C.S. Navy steamer Ida; steamers Livingston and George Leary (possibly Union ships?); and C.S. Army transport General Lee.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 90KB; 740 x 395 pixels
Page made 8 February 2000
Coding updated 5 May 2001