USS Cairo Gunboat
Ironclad River Gunboat: City Class
Commissioned: January 16, 1862
Torpedoed and Sunk: December 12, 1862
Raised: December 12, 1964
Did You Know?
The 43d Mississippi Infantry's mascot, Douglas the Camel, remained with the regiment until Vicksburg where he was killed by Union sharpshooters. Douglas is honored with his own grave marker in Vicksburg's Cedar Hill Cemetery.