Recovering the USS Cairo

In 1956, while working as a historian at Vicksburg National Military Park, Edwin Bearss set out to recover and preserve the USS Cairo, a… read more

In 1956, while working as a historian at Vicksburg National Military Park, Edwin Bearss set out to recover and preserve the USS Cairo, a Union warship sunk in 1862 during the Civil War. Mr. Bearss detailed the challenges his team faced in removing the ship from the Yazoo River in Mississippi. He also displayed images of the artifacts they discovered on the vessel. Mr. Bearss is the author of Hardluck Ironclad: The Sinking and Salvage of the Cairo. This talk was part of a day-long seminar co-hosted by Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, and Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. close

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  • Edwin C. Bearss Chief Historian (Former) National Park Service
  • David Coles Professor Longwood University->Department of History, Political Science, & Philosophy

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Program ID:
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Speech
Location:
Farmville, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 23, 2019 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jul 06, 2019 | 3:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Mar 23, 2019 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 24, 2019 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 31, 2019 | 11:05am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 05, 2019 | 5:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 06, 2019 | 3:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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