• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

Brig. Gen. Thomas Welsh

Brig. Gen. Thomas Welsh, bronze bust

Brig. Gen. Thomas Welsh, bronze bust

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Brig. Gen. Thomas Welsh,

Cost: $570 for bronze,
$181.66 pedestal by Federal Government

Sculptor: R. Hinton Perry

Erected: February 12, 1913

Location: Grant Circle,
near Pennsylvania State Memorial

Brig. Gen. Thomas Welch, bronze plaque
Brig. Gen. Thomas Welsh, bronze plaque
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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."