Pipe

Description (physical):

Top: Clay. D 3, H 3.7; L (of bowl) 6.2; L (of pipe) 1.4; D (max. D of stem) 1.6 cm; Center: Ceramic. L 5.1, H ( bowl) 3.5, Dia ( bowl) 3.0, 1.9 cm; Bottom: Clay, metal. L 3.7, Dia (bowl) 2.5, (stem) 1.6, H 3.7 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0030
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Bugle Mouthpiece

Description (physical):

Brass. L 79.4cm, Dia (mouth) 2.7, (opposite end) 1.1 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0029
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Fifes

Fifes recovered from U.S.S. Cairo provided entertainment and amusement during the long, days for the 175 member crew.

Description (physical):

Top: Wood. L 39.1 cm; Center: Wood, metal. L 39.2, Dia 20.1 cm; Bottom: Wood, metal. L 39.1, Max Dia 19.1 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0028
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Tourniquet Clamps

These clamps were used to lock down the torniquet. At either end of the torniquet, they fitted into a device that allowed for locking, rather than tying the torniquet.

Description (physical):

Brass. L 3.7, W 3, T 1.6 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0027
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Suture

This suture, when recovered retained its elasticity and was encased in solid plastic.

Description (physical):

Rubber. W .16 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0026
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Lice Comb

Only surviving nit comb which was used for combing lice out of the hair.

Description (physical):

Rubber. L 6.9, W 3.9 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0025
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Pill Tile

This graduated pill tile was used to measure and prepare ointments and pills for the U.S.S. Cairo crew.

Description (physical):

Porcelain, L 17.9, W 17.9, TH 1.1 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0024
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Powder Flask

Creator:
Dixon and Son

Made by Dixon and Son

Description (physical):

Brass. L 20, Dia 3.5 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0022
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Buoy

Date:
c. 1862

Cairo's buoy served as a floating marker for the vessel.

Description (physical):

Ferrous Metal. L 101.6 cm, Cone 61.8, Dia 63.5 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0021
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

Compass

This is all that remains of the small brass compass.

Description (physical):

Brass. Dia 4.5 , Th 1.1 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0020
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park