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Vicksburg National Military Park in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Vicksburg Navy Memorial

 
 
Vicksburg Navy Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 28, 2008
1. Vicksburg Navy Memorial
Inscription.
(front statue)
David Dixon Porter
Commanded the Mississippi Squadron from October 1862 to September 1864 as Acting Rear Admiral U.S. Navy. Engaged in operations on the Mississippi River and tributaries leading up to and during the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg March 29-July 4, 1863

(right statue)
David Glasgow Farragut
Commanded the West Gulf Blockading Squadron from February 1862 to November 1864 as Flag Officer and Rear Admiral U.S. Navy. Engaged in operations on the Mississippi River and tributaries leading up to and during the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg March 29-July 4, 1863

(left statue)
Charles Henry Davis
Commanded the naval forces on Western waters as Flag Officer U.S. Navy from May 1862 to October 1862. Engaged in operations on the Mississippi River and tributaries leading to the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg March 29-July 4, 1863

(back statue)
Andrew Hull Foote
Commanded the naval forces on Western waters as Flag Officer U.S. Navy from September 1861 to May 1862. Engaged in operations on the Mississippi River and tributaries leading up to the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg March 29-July 4, 1863
 
Location. 32° 22.589′ N, 90° 
David Dixon Porter image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 28, 2008
2. David Dixon Porter
51.842′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Union Avenue 0.3 miles north of Connecting Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in the Vicksburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Navy to the Rescue (a few steps from this marker); U.S. 8th Battery, (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Battery F, (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paddle Wheel - USS Cairo (about 800 feet away); The USS Cairo (about 800 feet away); Officers' Quarters - USS Cairo (about 800 feet away); Steering an Ironclad - USS Cairo (about 800 feet away); Wheelhouse - USS Cairo (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
Also see . . .  Vicksburg National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on September 28, 2015.) 
 
Categories. War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
David Glasgow Farragut image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 28, 2008
3. David Glasgow Farragut
Charles Henry Davis image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 28, 2008
4. Charles Henry Davis
Andrew Hull Foote image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 28, 2008
5. Andrew Hull Foote
Navy Memorial in the distance. image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, November 28, 2008
6. Navy Memorial in the distance.
At 202 feet in height, the Navy Memorial is the tallest monument in Vicksburg National Military Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 27, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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