• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

USS Cairo Gunboat

USS Cairo Gunboat

USS Cairo Gunboat

NPS Photo

USS Cairo

Ironclad River Gunboat: City Class

Commissioned: January 16, 1862

Torpedoed and Sunk: December 12, 1862

Raised: December 12, 1964
 

Did You Know?

Old Douglas Headstone, Cedar Hill Cemetery

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.