Civil War Token - The Sinking Of The Uss Cairo - Sesquicentennial 12-12-12
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Civil War Token - The Sinking Of The Uss Cairo - Sesquicentennial 12-12-12:
150th CIVIL WAR ANNIVERSARY TOKEN
OF THE SINKING OF THE USS CAIRO
COMES WITH A SIGNED
'CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY'
2 1/8" X 3 5/8"
HIGH QUALITY CARD
THIS EVENT IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR OCCURRED ON DECEMBER 12, 1862 AND HAS SINCE BEEN RECOVERED AND THE REMAINS ON ON DISPLAY AT THE VICKSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK. IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS OCCURRING ON THAT DAY DURING THE CIVIL WAR AND IS NOW
BEING COMMEMORATED WITH THIS VERY UNIQUE BRASS TOKEN.
THE UNIQUE DATE OF 12/12/12
IS IT'S 150th ANNIVERSARY. ALL SESQUICENTENNIAL TOKENS ARE MADE IN THE USA TOKEN COMES ENCLOSED IN A SMALL PLASTICBAGprice $5.95 FREE SHIPPING
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USS Cairo had the dubious
distinction of being the first armored vessel in the history of warfare
to be sunk by an electrically detonated torpedo. On
December 12, 1862, in the Yazoo River approximately 10 miles north of Vicksburg,
was struck by two torpedoes, sinking in less than 12 minutes with no loss
was raised in 1964, by a group of private citizens who called themselves
"Operation Cairo." and is currently on display within the