Tigress Flagpole, The
The marker is inside the U.S. Custom House Museum located at 1400 Washington Avenue (US Rt. 51) in downtown Cairo.
City of Cairo and the Illinois State Historical Society.
The River packet Tigress, commandeered by the Union Army, carried General U. S. Grant up the Tennessee River to the battle of Shiloh on April 6, 1862. A year later the Tigress was sunk while running the shore batteries at Vicksburg, Mississippi. The crew survived and returned her flagpole to Cairo.
Print marker information