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

Pilothouse - USS Cairo

 
 
Pilothouse - USS <i>Cairo</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
1. Pilothouse - USS Cairo Marker
Inscription. Look up. That circle of sloping iron plates overhead shielded Cairo's pilothouse. From this exposed perch atop the upper deck, the pilot steered the gunboat and the officer on duty kept a watchful eye on the river. Orders to the engine room to change speed were sent using a signal board or by shouting through a speaking tube.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 22.547′ N, 90° 52.004′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Union Avenue near 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); Capstan - USS Cairo (here, next to this marker); Chimneys - USS Cairo (a few steps from this marker); Hog Chains - USS Cairo (a few steps from this marker); Full Steam Ahead! (a few steps from this marker); The Sinking of Cairo
The pilothouse atop the USS <i>Cairo</i>. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
2. The pilothouse atop the USS Cairo.
(a few steps from this marker); Plenty of Firepower - Armor Plated (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
 
View of marker looking forward towards the capstan. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 25, 2017
3. View of marker looking forward towards the capstan.
The USS <i>Cairo</i> image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton
4. 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 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 22, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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