• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

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Alabama Memorial

Alabama State Memorial
Alabama State Memorial
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The Alabama State Memorial is located on the south loop of Confederate Avenue, at milepost 13.6 of the park tour road. At a cost of $150,000, the monument was sculpted in 1951 by Steffen Thomas of Stone Mountain, GA. The bronze work depicts seven heroic men from Alabama being inspired by a woman representing the state itself. The casting rests upon a base of Weiblin grey granite from Elberton City Quarries, Inc., Elberton, GA, and comes from the same quarries used in the construction of the Memorial Arch, located at the entrance of Vicksburg National Military Park, and the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. The memorial was dedicated on July 19, 1951.

Did You Know?

Thomas O. Selfridge

Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.