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Brig. General William Vandever -- Vicksburg NMP, Vicksburg MS
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N 32° 20.220 W 090° 51.586
15S E 701433 N 3579803
Quick Description: A statue of US Army Brigadier General William Vandever stands in Vicksburg National Military Park.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 9/20/2014 8:02:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMMH2A
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
One of several statues of generals, both from the Union and Confederate Armies, along Kentucky Avenue in Vicksburg National Military Park.

From the SIRIS database: (visit link)

"DESCRIPTION:

A bust of Brigadier General William Vandever, dressed in a military uniform with epaulets, wearing a beard and mustache, placed atop a two-section base with an inscribed plaque on the upper front. The upper front base once included another plaque."

Cast into the bronze bust itself where the bust attaches to the base are these words:

"Brig-Gen-U-S-Vols
William Vandever"

On the bronze plaque below:

"Brig.General U.S.Vols
Commanding 1st Brigadier/
Herron's Division
Col.9th Iowa Inf. Sept.24 1861
Brig.Gen.U.S.Vols. Nov.29 1862
Bvt. Maj.Gen. Of Vols. June 7 1865"

From Wikipedia: (visit link)

William Vandever (March 31, 1817 – July 23, 1893) was a United States Representative from California and Iowa, and a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

In 1861, Vandever was mustered into the Union Army as colonel of the 9th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He commanded the 2nd Brigade in Eugene A. Carr's 4th Division at the battle of Pea Ridge. He was promoted to brigadier general of Volunteers on November 29, 1862 and sent to command a brigade in the XIII Corps of the Army of the Tennessee. He returned to the Trans-Mississippi Theater to command the 2nd Division in the Army of the Frontier at the Battle of Chalk Bluff. He reverted to brigade command under Francis J. Herron during the siege of Vicksburg.

He returned to Iowa as a recruiting officer in January 1864. He joined up with William T. Sherman's army in command of the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, XVI Corps and fought at the battles of Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta and Ezra Church. He commanded the Post of Marietta during the fall of 1864 then rejoined Sherman's army in command of the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, XIV Corps and fought at the battle of Bentonville. He was brevetted to major general in 1865."
TITLE: Brig. General William Vandever

ARTIST(S): Georhe Thomas Brewster

DATE: 1915

MEDIUM: Bust: bronze; Base: polished dark gray granite

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS MS000267

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Kentucky Ave. Vicksburg NMP Vicksburg MS


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