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Outstanding experience: get close up and personal with a civil war ironclad

The USS Cairo is the highlight of the Vicksburg battlefield tour for a couple of reasons. First of... read more

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Wanderlust777
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Baltimore, Maryland
This is a one of a kind.

The U.S.S. Cairo is the only Civil War ironclad of its kind in existence. The attached little... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chris L
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League City, Texas
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Reviewed 5 April 2009

We stopped at the USS Cairo Museum while touring the Vicksburg battlefield. It was fascinating. Do take time to view the exhibits in the adjoining museum. The artifacts that were recovered from the ship are very interesting. All knew food on ships was bland and repetative; but before the Cairo, many did not realize that both enlisted and officers had numerous cruets of mustard and pepper to spice up their meals. I knew the term mess but didn't realize that it referred to a group of men (in this case 15) who ate together and whose plates and utensils were stored together in their chest. Also, we learned how the sailors showered and how the waste on the ship was washed away. The medical instuments were awesome. Do stop to see it!

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Reviewed 8 December 2008

Walk through a restored ironclad and visit museum for more information about the naval history of the Civil War.

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