• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Thirteen BIG Guns

32-pdr Navy Smoothbore

32-pdr Navy Smoothbore

NPS Photo

The USS Cairo carried thirteen big guns. This 32-pdr Navy smoothbore, mounted on its original carriage, could fire a solid 32-pound cannon ball about a mile. It required an eleven man crew to load, maneuver, and fire.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

In 1903, Massachusetts was the first state to erect a memorial to its soldiers who served during the Vicksburg campaign on the grounds of Vicksburg National Military Park.