• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

Capt. W. T. Rigby

Capt. William T. Rigby, bronze bust

Capt. William T. Rigby, bronze bust

NPS image

Capt. William T. Rigby,

First resident commissioner of Vicksburg National Military Park

Cost: Donated by family

Sculptor: H.H.Kitson

Erected: November 10, 1928

Location: South Loop,
Union Avenue, north of Tour Stop 15

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.