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There is the ship itself and then all the relics which went down with it when it sank. Very interesting to look at life on one of these ships during the war.
This small museum is a must see while visiting the battlefield. Excellent by itself, our take the tour from a docent.
This is part of the military park and don't miss it. It's a fantastic display of a Civil War ironclad raised from the river mud.
Cairo was the highlight of my Vicksburg trip. Brown water Navy, the first remote, electrically triggered mine, a heroic decision, a “happy” ending, an inspiring recovery operation 100 years later, tons of artifacts in pristine condition. Need more? Its near the oldest national…
This museum gives you great insight into US Civil War history. There are numerous interesting artifacts to see. It is most definitely worth a visit.