• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

Brig. Gen. Evander McNair

Brig. Gen. Evander McNair, bronze bust

Brig. Gen. Evander McNair, bronze bust

NPS Image

Cost: $650 for bronze,

by Federal Government

Sculptor: Anton Schaaf

Erected: March 1915

Location: North Frontage Road,
50 yards west of South Confederate Avenue

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."