This is an actual CW battleship, which was salvaged, in 1966, from the bottom of the Mississippi River, where she had been sunk by Union troops during the war, You can walk around her decks and read plaques that explalin the different areas of the ship. In the building next to her, displays tell you facts about her crew, her history, her specifications, daily life while on board, and her history. A gift shop is in the same building and all proceeds from there go to maintaining the exhibit and the surrounding military park. A very nice and educational exhibit. It is "living history".
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