• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

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  • Union Avenue Road Closure - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Union Avenue will be closed to all activities (walking, biking, jogging, and vehicle tours) between the Memorial Arch and Pemberton Avenue beginning at 6:30 a.m., and remained closed until hazardous tree removal work in the area is completed.

Lt. Col. Melancthon Smith

Lt. Col. Melancthon Smith, bronze relief portrait

Lt. Col. Melancthon Smith, bronze relief portrait

NPS Image

Cost: EC Crummer $80,
Mrs. Annie M. Chetlain (widow)
$100 pedestal $185,

by Federal Government

Sculptor: George T. Brewster

Erected: 1916

Location: Jackson Road
near the Third Louisiana Redan

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Union siege lines and Confederate defensive lines were marked during the first decade of the 20th century by many of the veterans who fought at Vicksburg, thus making Vicksburg National Military Park one of the most accurately marked military parks in the world.