In the Civil War the Confederates established a Navy Yard in 1862 on a nearby channel of the Yazoo River. It was there that the ironclad “Arkansas” was finished. The warship had a short life — three weeks. The “Arkansas” warship is now on display for the public at the Vicksburg Military Park.
Excerpted by permission of The Nautilus Publishing Company from 501 Little-Known Facts, Obscure Trivia, World Records & Historical Minutia from the State of Mississippi
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