Monuments and Memorials

The top of a monument with the blue sky and a tree
The Navy Monument is one of many prominent monuments and memorials in the park.

NPS/ L. Brewer

Vicksburg National Military Park presents a unique commemorative landscape design showcasing outdoor sculptures and architecture created by leading artists of the American Renaissance era (1876–17), the value and artistic expression of which is unmatched by any other collection of works created during this period.

Soon after the park was established in 1899, the nation’s leading architects and sculptors were commissioned to honor the soldiers and sailors that fought throughout the Vicksburg Campaign. The park’s earliest state memorial was dedicated in 1903, and more than 95% of the monuments that followed were erected prior to 1917.

There are nearly 1400 monuments and markers in the park:

  • 22 state memorials within park boundaries, 5 state memorials on former park property and one state memorial on Grant’s Canal.

  • 12 free-standing bronze statues

  • 284 regimental monuments

  • 239 regimental markers

  • 95 Relief Portraits

  • 62 Busts honoring key commanders from both sides

  • 645 iron tablets and guideposts mark trench lines, battery, and infantry positions, and describe battle events.


Explore the Monuments and Memorials

Click the dropdown panels below to learn more about different types of art throughout the park.


Last updated: May 22, 2024

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