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Historical Marker:

Tigress Flagpole, The


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Location:
The marker is inside the U.S. Custom House Museum located at 1400 Washington Avenue (US Rt. 51) in downtown Cairo.
Latitude:
37.0027
Longitude:
-89.1722
Dedication Date:
01/01/1961
Dedication By:
City of Cairo and the Illinois State Historical Society.

Marker Description:
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.
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