• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

Col. David Shunk

Col. David Shunk, bronze relief portrait

Col. David Shunk, bronze relief portrait

NPS Image

Cost: $227.25 for bronze

by Federal Government

Sculptor: Victor S. Holm

Erected: August 1915

Location: South Loop,
Union Avenue,
25 yards south of the railroad

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.