• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Brig. Gen. Robert B. Potter,

Brig. Gen. Robert B. Potter, bronze bust

Brig. Gen. Robert B. Potter, bronze bust

NPS Image

Brig. Gen. Robert B. Potter,

Cost: $570 for bronze,
$181.66 pedestal,

by the Federal Government

Sculptor: R. Hinton Perry

Erected: February 1914

Location: Grant Avenue

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."