• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

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  • Union Avenue Road Closure - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Union Avenue will be closed to all activities (walking, biking, jogging, and vehicle tours) between the Memorial Arch and Pemberton Avenue beginning at 6:30 a.m., and remained closed until hazardous tree removal work in the area is completed.

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?

The Union siege lines and Confederate defensive lines were marked during the first decade of the 20th century by many of the veterans who fought at Vicksburg, thus making Vicksburg National Military Park one of the most accurately marked military parks in the world.