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Brigadier General John M. Thayer

General John M. Thayer
General John M. Thayer
NPS Image

John M. Thayer, Brig. Gen.

Cost: $615 for bronze by Federal Government

Sculptor: T.A.R. Kitson

Erected: May 1915

Location: North Union Avenue,

200 yards west of Thayer's Approach,

Tour Stop 6

Did You Know?

Confederate Headstones, Vicksburg National Cemetery

There are at least three known Confederates buried in Vicksburg National Cemetery, two of whom have graves designated by Confederate headstones.