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The Sinking of the USS Cairo
by John C. Wideman


Overview - In 1862, in one of the South's most amazing secret operations, a Confederate team, using newly invented explosive mines, blew up the USS Cairo, one of the Union's most feared ironclad gunboats. It sank within minutes.

The USS Cairo is the only remaining vessel from the Union navy's river fleet.  Read more...


 
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Overview
In 1862, in one of the South's most amazing secret operations, a Confederate team, using newly invented explosive mines, blew up the USS Cairo, one of the Union's most feared ironclad gunboats. It sank within minutes.

The USS Cairo is the only remaining vessel from the Union navy's river fleet. For 102 years, the ironclad rested deep in the mud of the Yazoo River. In 1964 it was rediscovered and salvaged. Now the USS Cairo is one of the premier exhibits at the Vicksburg National Military Park. This historic vessel, its entire cargo of weapons and personal effects, and its role in the war continue to spark the imagination of Civil War buffs and thousands of tourists.

Here, for the first time, in a carefully documented study is the entire story of the Confederate Secret Service team that sank the USS Cairo. With family oral histories never before consulted and with newly examined documents from the National Archives, The Sinking of the USS Cairo disproves some previous theories and


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  • ISBN-13: 9781578066803
  • ISBN-10: 1578066808
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publish Date: April 1993
  • Page Count: 160
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6.08 x 0.41 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.54 pounds


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Books > History > United States - Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Books > History > Military - Naval
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