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BG States Rights Gist - Vicksburg, Ms.
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N 32° 19.269 W 090° 53.094
15S E 699102 N 3577999
Quick Description: This bust of Brigadier General States Rights Gist is located on the grounds of the Vicksburg High School - 3701 Drummond St in Vicksburg, Ms.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2014 8:19:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMMMY6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
This bust was originally on National Park grounds - this area was traded for other lands to allow Vicksburg to expand. The text of the plaque reads:

Brig. General (C. S. Army)
Commanding Brigade
Walker's Division
Johnston's Army

Brig. Gen. C.S. Army Mar 20, 1862
Killed in Battle (Franklin. Tn.) Nov. 30, 1864

From Wikipedia:

"States Rights Gist (September 3, 1831 - November 30, 1864) was a lawyer, a militia general in South Carolina, and a Confederate Army brigadier general who served during the American Civil War. A relative of several prominent South Carolinians, Gist rose to fame during the war but was killed before its end at the Battle of Franklin (1864) on November 30, 1864. His name was based on the nullification politics of his father, Nathaniel Gist. Nathaniel Gist was a disciple of John C. Calhoun and chose his son's name to reflect his own political sentiments."

Details on the sculpture from Smithsonian: LINK

Brewster, George Thomas 1862-1943

Gorham Manufacturing Company

Gist, States Rights

Bust: bronze; Base: polished dark grey granite;
Foundation: concrete

Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture

Administered by United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Washington District of Columbia
Administered by Vicksburg National Military Park 3201 Clay Street, Box 349 Vicksburg Mississippi 39180
Located Vicksburg School Confederate Avenue Vicksburg Mississippi

Dedicated 1915

History--United States--Civil War
Portrait male--Bust

IAS MS000194

Save Outdoor Sculpture, Mississippi survey, 1993
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, MS7002, 1989

Bust of Brigadier General States Rights Gist in uniform. The front of the plinth and base have inscribed plaques

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
Union or Confederacy: Confederacy - South

General's Name: States Rights Gist

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