• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Col. Lionel A. Sheldon

Col. Lionel A. Sheldon, bronze relief portrait

Col. Lionel A. Sheldon, bronze relief portrait

NPS Image

Cost: $227.25 for bronze

by Federal Government

Sculptor: Victor S. Holm

Erected: June 1914

Location: South Loop, Union Avenue,
200 yards south of Iowa State Memorial

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.