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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

C.S.S. Arkansas

 
 
C.S.S. <i>Arkansas</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. C.S.S. Arkansas Marker
Inscription. The C.S.S. Arkansas, an ironclad built in Yazoo City, met the Union vessels Queen of the West, Tyler and Carondelet on July 15, 1862, on the Yazoo River. Moving into the Mississippi, the Arkansas ran past thirty-nine Union vessels on her way to Vicksburg, inflicting numerous hits on the enemy. The Arkansas was later scuttled to avoid capture.
 
Erected 2002 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° 21.043′ N, 90° 53.027′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Levee Street north of Clay Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the Catfish Row Art Park, next to the Mississippi levee. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Levee Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Steamer Sultana (here, next to this marker); The Sultana's Last Voyage (a few steps from this marker); "The War Between the States" (a few steps from this marker); Sisters of Mercy
C.S.S. <i>Arkansas</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Public domain, 1904
2. C.S.S. Arkansas Marker
A sepia wash drawing by R.G. Skerrett from the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy of the Navy Art Collection.
(a few steps from this marker); The Selection of a President (within shouting distance of this marker); "New Beginnings & Lasting Legacies" (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Exploration - Fort Nogales (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Biedenharn and the First Bottling of Coca-Cola (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the CSS Arkansas. (Submitted on May 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
C.S.S. <i>Arkansas</i> marker within the Catfish Row Art Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. C.S.S. Arkansas marker within the Catfish Row Art Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 125 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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