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Marker for tinclad capture by CSA cav. DELIVERED!

I have just received an email from Yazoo City that the Mississippi Department of Archives & History (MDAH) historical marker for the capture of the Federal tinclad USS Petrel has been DELIVERED to the MDOT office there.....!!!!!!

This dramatic event was orchestrated by Colonel John Griffith of the 11th & 17th Arkansas Infantry. Colonel John Griffith is buried near Junction, Kimble Co. TX. A short biography of his life can be read at this URL:

It now looks like the dedication/reception will be held probably on a Saturday in mid/late January or perhaps in February 2008. Tentative plans are for the event to take place in the new Yazoo City History Museum, at the "Triangle" downtown.

Y'all come!!!!!!!

I will post updates/info as events occur.


Kenneth Byrd