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

Firing on the A.O. Tyler

 
 
Firing on the A.O. Tyler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. Firing on the A.O. Tyler Marker
Inscription. On January 13, 1861, the steamer A.O. Tyler, en route downriver to New Orleans, was fired on by militia sent to protect Vicksburg. The Tyler, which was later used as a U.S. timberclad gunboat, was searched and released. The firing on the Tyler, just four days after Mississippi's secession, was one of the first shots of the Civil War.
 
Erected 2003 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° 21.085′ N, 90° 52.993′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Levee Street north of Clay Street. 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 Blues are the Roots, the Rest are the Fruits"-Willie Dixon (within shouting distance of this marker); President McKinley Visits the "Land of Cotton" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Nation's Most Destructive Flood (within
The U.S.S. Tyler (formerly the merchant ship A.O. Tyler). image. Click for full size.
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2. The U.S.S. Tyler (formerly the merchant ship A.O. Tyler).
Artist's depiction of the USS Tyler. "Wash drawing by F. Muller, circa 1900, depicting Tyler anchored off shore, with two mortar rafts tied up to the river bank, in the Mississippi River area during the Civil War."
shouting distance of this marker); Carr School (within shouting distance of this marker); The Steamer Sprague (within shouting distance of this marker); The Vicksburg & Queen of the West (within shouting distance of this marker); Brothers of the Sacred Heart (within shouting distance of this marker); "Logging on the River" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Tyler. (Submitted on May 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Firing on the <i>A.O. Tyler</i> Marker in the Catfish Row Art Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. Firing on the A.O. Tyler Marker in 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 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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