• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Brig. Gen. John E. Smith

Brig. Gen. John E. Smith, bronze bust

Brig. Gen. John E. Smith, bronze bust

NPS Image

Cost: Donated by the state of Illinois

Sculptor: George E. Ganiere

Erected: October 15, 1919

Location: Union Avenue,
Tour Stop 2

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.