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The USS Mississippi

 Between March 9 and 29, 1846, Jack Wilkes served aboard the USS Mississippi, a paddle frigate, that was part of the  West Indian Squadron. Commodore Matthew Perry was the lead officer. The frigate provided support for General Zachary Taylor’s attack on Vera Cruz.Parts of this Exhibit:The Intertwined Ancestries of John and Jane Wilkes      Jack and Jeanie's Early Years  Courtship, Wedding, and Relocation to Charlotte  BackHome Next