Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
During the southern summer, Cairo below decks was oppressively hot. The heat from the boilers worsened the stifling conditions. The skylights and funnels vented some of the heat; fresh air came in through the gun ports.
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 32° 22.548′ N, 90° 51.99′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Confederate Avenue and Union Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S.S. Cairo Engine and Boilers (here, next to this marker); Full Steam Ahead! (a few steps from this marker); Wheelhouse - USS Cairo The USS Cairo (a few steps from this marker); Chimneys - USS Cairo (a few steps from this marker); A Crew of Immigrants (a few steps from this marker); Pilothouse - USS Cairo (a few steps from this marker); A Ton an Hour - USS Cairo (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.