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    National Military Park Mississippi

Brigadier General Francis Shoup

Brigadier General Francis Shoup
General Francis Shoup
NPS Image

Francis A. Shoup, Brig. Gen.

Cost: $300 for bronze,

by state of Louisiana

Sculptor: T.A.R. Kitson

Erected: July 1910

Location: Confederate Avenue,

150 yards west of Graveyard Road

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."