Thursday, November 19, 2015

USS Cairo (Vicksburg)

On my way back from Colonial Barracks I finally got the opportunity to stop in and see the USS Cairo.  It has always been one of my favorite designs of Civil War Ironclads.  I was amazed at the size of it!  There was a nice little museum but the best part was being able to follow the paths through parts of the boat.  Here are some pictures I took and some comments about them.  I do have to say one thing, I couldn't imagine being inside the casemate when even one of those large guns was fired.  The sound I am sure was deafening!

I hope you enjoy the pictures!

This has to be on your list of battlefields (Vicksburg) to visit that I highly suggest you make.

Last Stand Dan


ColCampbell50 said...


Glad you were able to see our "war prize." All of the pieces in the museum in the bluff were items recovered from the wreck when the Cairo was salvaged in the 1960s.

Hopefully the USS Monitor will have a display as good as this someday.

Jim (Jackson, MS)

William Daniel said...

I'am always hoping they'll get enough money to raise the USS Tecumseh from Mobile bay.


Chris Burr said...

And not destroy it in the process unlike raising the Cairo.