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Lt. Francis G. Obenchain

Lt. Francis G. Obenchain, bronze bust

Lt. Francis G. Obenchain, bronze bust

NPS Image

Cost: Donated by his daughters

Sculptor: F.C. Hibbard

Erected: 1915

Location: Intersection of South Confederate Avenue and North Frontage Road

Did You Know?

Thomas O. Selfridge

Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.