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

Capstan - USS Cairo

 
 
Capstan - USS <i>Cairo</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. Capstan - USS Cairo Marker
Inscription. This powerful winch helped the crew haul heavy lines, move guns on the gun deck, and pull in the anchor. Steam from the boilers powered the capstan. In an emergency, this essential tool was turned by hand with wooden spokes inserted into the hub at the top.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 22.544′ N, 90° 52.006′ 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 Ton an Hour - USS Cairo (here, next to this marker); A Crew of Immigrants (here, next to this marker); Pilothouse - USS Cairo (here, next to this marker); The Sinking of Cairo (a few steps from this marker); Torpedoed & Sunk (a few steps from this marker); Chimneys - USS Cairo (a few steps from this marker); U.S.S. Cairo (a few steps from this marker); Seven Ironclads in 100 Days (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
The Capstan on the USS <i>Cairo</i> and marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. The Capstan on the USS Cairo and marker.
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 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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