The Sinking of the USS Cairo
The objective was that of curbing the Union navy's runaway successes in western rivers. 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 rive...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 7th 2004 by University Press of Mississippi
(first published April 1st 1993)
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