• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

Brig. Gen. A. J. Smith

Brig. Gen. Andrew J. Smith, bronze bust

Brig. Gen. Andrew J. Smith, bronze bust

NPS image

Cost: $1,500 for bronze,
$198 pedestal by Federal Government

Sculptor: Frank E. Elwell

Erected: September 1911

Location: south side of Clay Street,
opposite of Visitor Center

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

President Abraham Lincoln, in speaking of Vicksburg's importance, is reputed to have stated early during the Civil War, "See what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key, the war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket."