Signal Board

Date:
c. 1862

Signal board recovered from Cairo's pilot house. Copper wires ran to the engine room to work the brass bell. A horse shoe was found nailed to the bottom of the signal board, presumably for good luck, however it was nailed upside down letting all of the luck run out.

Description (physical):

Wood, board. L 91.4, W 28.7, TH 4.5 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0013
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