• 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?

Confederate President Jefferson Davis made his antebellum home in Warren County, just south of Vicksburg.