• View from Battery DeGolyer


    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.