• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Lt. Col. John A. Rawlins

Lt. Col. John A. Rawlins, bronze relief portrait

Lt. Col. John A. Rawlins, bronze relief portrait

NPS Image

Cost: $400 for bronze

by Federal Government

Sculptor: T.A.R. Kitson

Erected: December 1911

Location: Grant Avenue,
50 yards south of Massachusetts State Memorial

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."