• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

Brig. Gen. Samuel B. Maxey

Brig. Gen. Samuel B. Maxey, bronze bust

Brig. Gen. Samuel B. Maxey, bronze bust

NPS Image

Cost: $615 for bronze,

by Federal Government

Sculptor: T.A.R. Kitson

Erected: July 1915

Location: North Frontage Road,
150 yards west of South Confederate Avenue

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.