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by Edwin C Bearss. In Hardluck Ironclad, Edwin Bearss tells how he and two other Civil War historians discovered the Cairo almost a century after it was sunk - still intact at the bottom of the Yazoo, her big guns loaded and ready to fire. Much of the gear aboard just as it was that December morning when the crew abandoned her - and how, almost miraculously, she was later salvaged and restored. 180 pps. Paperback