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

Chimneys - USS Cairo

 
 
Chimneys - USS Cairo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. Chimneys - USS Cairo Marker
Inscription. The tall wooden stacks you see towering above the boat are skeletal reproductions of the original chimneys. When Cairo sank, its smoke stacks were visible above the surface of the water. A sister boat, the Pittsburg, knocked down the Cairo's chimneys to hide the location of the sunken vessel.

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"City Class" gunboats looked so much alike that bands of different colors were painted on their chimneys to tell them apart. Cairo had gray bands.

 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 22.545′ N, 90° 51.998′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Union Avenue and Confederate Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Union Avenue, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Crew of Immigrants (here, next to this marker); A Ton an Hour - USS Cairo (a few steps from this marker); Pilothouse - USS Cairo (a few steps from this marker); Full Steam Ahead! (a few steps from this marker);
Skeletal reproductions of original chimneys on raised USS <i>Cairo</i>. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. Skeletal reproductions of original chimneys on raised USS Cairo.
Capstan - USS Cairo (a few steps from this marker); U.S.S. Cairo Engine and Boilers (a few steps from this marker); The Skylights (a few steps from this marker); The Sinking of Cairo (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the USS Cairo. (Submitted on November 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
The raised USS <i>Cairo</i> image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
3. The raised USS Cairo
Photographed in the Mississippi River area during 1862, with a boat alongside her port bow, crewmen on deck and other river steamers in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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