• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

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?

USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.