• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Henry Hudson Kitson

Henry Hudson Kitson

Henry Hudson Kitson

Union Brig. Gen. Ralph P. Buckland (bust) 1915

Confederate President Jefferson Davis (statue) 1927

Iowa State Memorial (six relief panels completed 1906; equestrian statue completed 1912)
Dedicated November 15, 1906

Iowa Governor Samuel J. Kirkwood (bust) 1928

Union Col. Mortimer D. Leggett (relief portrait) 1911

Confederate Brig. Gen. Stephen D. Lee (statue) 1909
(First chairman of the Vicksburg NMP Commission)

Union Maj. Gustavus Lightfoot (relief portrait) 1914

Union Adm. David Glasgow Farragut (statue on Navy Monument) 1917

Union Capt. William T. Rigby (bust) 1928
(Resident Commissioner of VNMP 1899-1929)

Union Lt. Cmdr. Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr. (bust) 1913

Confederate Maj. Gen. Martin L. Smith (bust) 1911

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."