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

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

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

Firing Mechanism

This firing mechanism or gun lock is from a 32 PDR (Pounder) Cannon. The navy locks recovered from the Cairo are the type patented by E. Hidden. The gun lock was designed to ignite the charge by the blow of a piece of metal known as the hammer.

Description (physical):

Brass. L 16, Hole Dia 1.1 cm

Location:
3201 Clay Street Vicksburg,Mississippi 39183
Identifier:
2010.0001.0018
Institution:
Vicksburg National Military Park

The 44-gun Frigate Uss Constitution

Date:
2005
Creator:
Karl H. Marquardt
Publisher/Studio:
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press

Overview history, photographs, and technical drawings of USS Constitution.

Description (physical):

Hardback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
VA65.C758.M29 B, LCCN: 2005927131
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

The 44-gun Frigate Uss Constitution

Date:
2005
Creator:
Karl H. Marquardt
Publisher/Studio:
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press

Overview history, photographs, and technical drawings of USS Constitution.

Description (physical):

Hardback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
VA65.C758.M29, LCCN: 2005927131
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum

Uss Niagara-figurehead-1902

Date:
5/24/1902
Creator:
Unknown

Photograph of the figurehead of the USS Niagara mounted on a large base bearing reliefs of cannon and cannon balls. The figurehead is of a large eagle ready to take flight. Written in lower right is "Figurehead U.S.S. Niagara/ Boston Navy Yard/ May 24, 1902".

Description (physical):

8x10

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
PRG5-3.33
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum