• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

General John Forney

General John Forney
General John Forney
NPS Image

John H. Forney, Maj. Gen.

Cost: Several donations

Sculptor: Steffen Thomas

Erected: July 19, 1951

Location: Confederate Avenue,

250 yards north of Mississippi State Memorial

Did You Know?

USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.