Nailhead & Key is the bi-monthly newspaper publication of Vicksburg National Military Park, with each issue featuring stories on the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg, the USS Cairo ironclad gunboat, Vicksburg National Cemetery, and articles describing the unique cultural and natural resources located throughout the historic landscape. Upcoming events and important dates are highlighted, as well as "Meet a Ranger," an opportunity to get to know the staff at the park.
Did You Know?
Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.