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dc.description One of seven ironclad gunboats named in honor of towns along the upper Mississippi and Ohio rivers. In January, 1862, during the Civil War, it was commissioned by the North as a way to gain control over the lower Mississippi - part of a plan to split the South in two. Unfortunately, the USS Cairo had a short life and was the first ship to be sunk by an electronically detonated torpedo on December 12, 1862.
dc.publisher Felix G. Woodward Library
dc.subject Armored vessels
dc.subject Cairo (Gunboat)
dc.subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations
dc.title USS Cairo boat

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