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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 32° 51.158′ N, 90° 25.598′ W. Marker is in Yazoo City, Mississippi, in Yazoo County. Marker is on West Broadway Street (State Highway 149) 0.1 miles east of Haley Barbour Parkway (State Highway 3), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 893 West Broadway Street, Yazoo City MS 39194, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
<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
. 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 (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). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
<i>C.S.S. Arkansas</i> image. Click for full size.
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.
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.
Public Domain
5. Lt. Isaac N. Brown, CSN
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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