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.