CSS Fredericksburg, a 188-foot ironclad ram built at Richmond, Virginia, entered service with the Confederate Navy's James River Squadron in 1864. During June-December of that year, she took part in several engagements with Federal forces on the James, but with little damage resulting to either side. Fredericksburg's most significant action was at Trent's Reach on 23-24 January 1865, when she participated in an abortive attempt to pass the river obstructions and attack Union bases. A little over three months later, on 3 April, CSS Fredericksburg was blown up to prevent capture when the Confederates evacuated Richmond.
This page features our only view of CSS Fredericksburg.