• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Confederate Major General John S. Bowen

Major General John S. Bowen Bust

Major General John S. Bowen Bust

NPS Photo

Cost (by Federal Government): $537 bust, $181.66 pedestal
Sculptor: Anton Schaaf
Location: Confederate Avenue, 250 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."