CSS Ida, a side-wheel steamer, was employed by the Confederate
Navy on the Savannah River, Georgia, on transport, dispatch
and towing duties in 1862-64. She was captured and burned by Union
forces on 10 December 1864.
This page features our only view of CSS Ida.
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.