• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Col. Leon D. Marks

Col. Leon Dawson Marks, bronze relief portrait

Col. Leon Dawson Marks, bronze relief portrait

NPS Image

Cost: Pedestal $ 92.30

by the state of Louisiana

Sculptor: T.A.R. Kitson

Erected: 1910

Location: Confederate Avenue,
125 yards west of Stockade Redan

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."