• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Brigadier General Matthew D. Ector

Brig. Gen. Matthew D. Ector, bronze bust

Brig. Gen. Matthew D. Ector, bronze bust

NPS Image

Cost (by Federal Government): $650 bronze
Sculptor: Anton Schaaf
Erected: March 1915
Location: Melborne Place, east of Texas Memorial

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."