• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    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. 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?

Did You Know?

In 1903, Massachusetts was the first state to erect a memorial to its soldiers who served during the Vicksburg campaign on the grounds of Vicksburg National Military Park.