This stop was before the Cairo exhibit. I used all paper scraps - except the bg cardstock. Journaling: "Fittingly, the tallest monument in Vicksburg National Military Park is the obelisk dedicated to the role of the United States Navy in the campaign. It is a tribute to all officers and sailors who served in the Vicksburg Campaign. Positioned on a ridge above the current location of the gunboat U.S.S. Cairo, and near both the National Cemetery and Confederate-held Fort Hill, it is also on the site of Battery Selfridge, the only gun emplacement in the siege manned exclusively by sailors from the Union fleet. Battery Selfridge is unique in that it was manned entirely by navy personnel. It is named in honor of Lieutenant Commander Thomas Selfridge, one of the naval officers in charge of the battery. He was also the commander of the USS Cairo, a Union ironclad ship, when it sunk in the Yazoo River in December 1862. The trees that you see on the ridge were not there during the war and the Battery would have had a commanding view of the river. The Navy Memorial stands 202 feet tall. The base features statues of the four men who successively commanded the naval forces in the two-year quest to capture the city - Andrew Hull Foote, Charles H. Davis, David G. Farragut, and David Dixon Porter.