One thing to remember is that this not a pristine wreck site. It has been dredged around before and after the civil war there were salvage operations and blasting done at teh site. Several of the cannons from the ship are already on display at the nearby Ft Jackson national park. A lot of people visit Ft McAllister and Ft Pulaski in the Savannah area but the Small Ft Jackson site is often overlooked. It is not very dramatic but it is just a couple of minutes from Savannah's River Street and downtown historic district.
"Put guards on all the roads, and don't let the men run to the rear."
Major General John Buford's final words on his deathbed.