• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Capt. Frederick E. Prime

Capt. Frederick Prime, bronze relief portrait

Capt. Frederick Prime, bronze relief portrait

NPS Image

Cost: $400 for bronze

by the Federal Government

Sculptor: T.A.R. Kitson
(original stolen 1971)

Gary Predit (current-replacement)

Erected: January 1911

Replaced: 1976

Location: Grant Avenue,
25 yards north of Rhode Island State Memorial

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."