Firing on the A.O. Tyler

Firing on the A.O. Tyler (tmp-1ca3e)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 21.085', W 90° 52.993'

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On January 13, 1861, the steamer A.O. Tyler, en route downriver to New Orleans, was fired on by militia sent to protect Vicksburg. The Tyler, which was later used as a U.S. timberclad gunboat, was searched and released. The firing on the Tyler, just four days after Mississippi's secession, was one of the first shots of the Civil War.
HM Numbertmp-1ca3e
Year Placed2003
Placed Bythe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at 6:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699194 N 3581358
Decimal Degrees32.35141667, -90.88321667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.085', W 90° 52.993'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 5.1" N, 90° 52' 59.58" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1198 Mulberry St, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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