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Yazoo City in Yazoo County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

C.S.S. Arkansas

 
 
<i>C.S.S. Arkansas</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
1. C.S.S. Arkansas Marker
Inscription. Launched on July 14, 1862, from the Navy Yard in Yazoo City, the ironclad ram Arkansas commanded by Lt. Isaac N. Brown successfully engaged the combined Union fleets on the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers helping to end the naval siege of Vicksburg. The ironclad was scuttled north of Baton Rouge on August 5, 1862, to prevent capture by Union forces.
 
Erected 1996 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 51.158′ N, 90° 25.598′ W. Marker is in Yazoo City, Mississippi, in Yazoo County. Marker is on West Broadway Street (Mississippi Route 149) 0.1 miles east of Haley Barbour Parkway (Mississippi Route 3), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 893 West Broadway Street, Yazoo City MS 39194, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tommy McClennan (approx. 0.7 miles away); B.S. Ricks Memorial Library (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bank of Yazoo City (approx. 0.9 miles away); Yazoo County Civil War Memorial
<i>C.S.S. Arkansas</i> Marker area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
2. C.S.S. Arkansas Marker area
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Yazoo Expedition (approx. one mile away); The Oakes House (approx. one mile away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. one mile away); Town Creek (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yazoo City.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Issac N. Brown Biography. (Submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. C.S.S. Arkansas Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
<i>C.S.S. Arkansas</i> image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
3. C.S.S. Arkansas
In a period sepia wash drawing by R.G. Skerrett. From the U.S. Naval Historical Center.
<i>C.S.S. Arkansas</i> image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
4. C.S.S. Arkansas
Running through the Union fleet above Vicksburg, Mississippi, 15 July 1862
Lt. Isaac N. Brown, CSN image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
5. Lt. Isaac N. Brown, CSN
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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