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

Steering an Ironclad - USS Cairo

 
 
Steering an Ironclad - USS <i>Cairo</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. Steering an Ironclad - USS Cairo Marker
Inscription. Rudders on either side of the paddle wheel steered the gunboat. These sturdy wooden fins were controlled by cables attached to the wheel in the pilothouse. Well-aimed enemy fire could cut the steering cables and disable the gunboat.

[Photo Caption] Restored rudder.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 22.567′ N, 90° 51.992′ 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); Officers' Quarters - USS Cairo (a few steps from this marker); Wheelhouse - USS Cairo (a few steps from this marker); The USS Cairo (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Cairo Engine and Boilers (within shouting distance of this marker); Full Steam Ahead! (within shouting distance of this
The two rudders can be seen on the right and left. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. The two rudders can be seen on the right and left.
marker); The Skylights (within shouting distance of this marker); Hog Chains - 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
 
USS <i>Cairo</i> image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
3. 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 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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