• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Col. Isaac F. Shepard,

Col. Isaac F. Shepard, bronze relief portrait

Col. Isaac F. Shepard, bronze relief portrait

NPS Image

Cost: $200 for bronze

by Federal Government

Sculptor: R. Hinton Perry

Erected: May 1916

Location: Grant Avenue,
100 yards west of Kansas 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."