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

Officers’ Quarters - USS Cairo

 
 
Officers' Quarters - USS <i>Cairo</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. Officers' Quarters - USS Cairo Marker
Inscription. Cairo's officers slept separately from the enlisted men. Officers' quarters were on the gun deck on either side of the paddle wheel. Here they escaped the heat from the fireroom and boilers.

[Caption]
The captain's quarters were directly behind the paddle wheel. This part of Cairo was lost during the salvage operation.

 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 22.561′ N, 90° 51.989′ 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. Paddle Wheel - USS Cairo (here, next to this marker); Steering an Ironclad - USS Cairo (a few steps from this marker); Wheelhouse - USS Cairo (a few steps from this marker); The USS Cairo (a few steps from this marker); U.S.S. Cairo Engine and Boilers (a few steps from this marker); Full Steam Ahead!
Officers' Quarters - USS <i>Cairo</i> and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. Officers' Quarters - USS Cairo and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); The Skylights (a few steps from this marker); Chimneys - USS Cairo (within shouting distance of 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 USS <i>Cairo</i> image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. The 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 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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