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Bvt. MG John B. Sanborn - Vicksburg, Ms.
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N 32° 21.004 W 090° 50.669
15S E 702843 N 3581281
Quick Description: This bronze bust is located along Union Avenue in the Vicksburg National Military Park across from the Minnesota Memorial.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2014 4:19:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMMN0H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
This bronze bust is located along Union Avenue in the Vicksburg National Military Park across from the Minnesota Memorial. The text of the plaque reads:
Col. 4th Minn Infantry
Commanding 7th Division
April 15 - May 2, 1863
7th Division 17th Corps
May - July 4, 1863

Col 4th Minn - Inf Jan. 1, 1862
Brig Gen U S Vols - Aug. 4, 1863
BVT Maj Gen of Vols - Feb. 10, 1865

From Wikipedia"
"John Benjamin Sanborn (December 5, 1826 - May 6, 1904) was a lawyer, politician, and soldier from the state of New Hampshire who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was also a key member of the postbellum Congressional-appointed Indian Peace Commission, which negotiated and signed several important treaties with native American tribes.

Sanborn's brigade fought in Ulysses S. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign from November 1862 to January 1863. That was followed by Grant's Vicksburg Campaign, with the Battle of Port Gibson on May 1, the Battle of Raymond eleven days later, and the Battle of Jackson on May 14. Sanborn also participated in the subsequent Battle of Champion's Hill, the Battle of Big Black River, and the Siege of Vicksburg from May 18 to July 4. During part of the time, he commanded a division. Sanborn's men performed garrison duty at Vicksburg following the surrender.

On August 4, 1863, Sanborn received a promotion to brigadier general. In October of that year the U.S. War Department named him as the commander of the District of Southwestern Missouri. He played a key role in helping defeat the forces of Confederate Maj. Gen. Sterling Price during his Missouri Raid.

In February 1865 Sanborn was promoted to brevet major general."

From the Smithsonian website on the Statue:

Kitson, Theo Alice Ruggles 1871-1932

Gorham Manufacturing Company

Sanborn, John B

Bust: bronze; Base: polished grey granite

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
Located Vicksburg National Military Park Opposite Minnesota Memorial Vicksburg Mississippi
Dedicated 1914

History--United States--Civil War
Portrait male--Bust
Occupation--Military--Major General

IAS MS000243

Save Outdoor Sculpture, Mississippi survey, 1993
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, MS7024, 1989

Bust of Colonel John B. Sanborn, dressed in military uniform and wearing a mustache and beard, placed atop a two-sectioned base with an inscribed plaque on its upper front

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

General's Name: John B Sanborn

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