• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Lt. Comdr. Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr.

Cost: $1,250 for bronze,
$210 pedestal by family

Sculptor: H.H. Kitson

Erected: June 1913

Location: North Union Avenue,
west of Tour Stop 7

 
Battery Selfridge, marker close up
Battery Selfridge, marker close up
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Lt. Comdr. Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr., bronze bust
Lt. Comdr. Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr., bronze bust
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Lt. Comdr. Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr. plaques
Lt. Col. Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr., plaques
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Battery Selfridge marker
Battery Selfridge, marker
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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."