• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

Brig. Gen. Giles A. Smith

Brig. Gen. Giles A. Smith, bronze bust

Brig. Gen. Giles A. Smith, bronze bust

NPS Image

Cost: $535 for bronze,
$220 pedestal

by Federal Government

Sculptor: Solon H. Borghlum

Erected: November 1913

Location: Union Avenue,
400 yards south of Graveyard Road

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."