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Major General John A. Logan - Vicksburg National Military Park
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N 32° 21.549 W 090° 50.381
15S E 703274 N 3582297
Quick Description: This bronze statue on a grey granite base with a granite bench on flanking the base is located at approximately 1.6 miles from the start of the Auto Tour along Union Avenue.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 11/12/2014 6:57:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMMW5J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
This bronze statue on a grey granite base with a granite bench on flanking the base. The statue has the General's right foot forward, his left hand on his hip with the elbow flexed. His right hand holds gloves by his side. The general has a sword in scabbard on the left side. He is hatless.

Text on the front of the marker:




From Wikipedia:
Major General John A. Logan

"John Alexander Logan (February 9, 1826 - December 26, 1886) was an American soldier and political leader. He served in the Mexican-American War and was a General in the Union Army in the American Civil War. He served the state of Illinois as a State Senator, a Congressman, and a U.S. Senator and was an unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States with James G. Blaine in the election of 1884. As the 3rd Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, he is regarded as the most important figure in the movement to recognize Memorial Day (originally known as Decoration Day) as an official holiday.

Logan fought at Bull Run as an unattached volunteer to a Michigan regiment, and then returned to Washington, resigned his congressional seat, and entered the Union army as Colonel of the 31st Illinois Volunteers, which he organized. He was known by his soldiers with the nickname "Black Jack" because of his black eyes and hair and swarthy complexion, and was regarded as one of the most able officers to enter the army from civilian life. He served in the army of Ulysses S. Grant in the Western Theater and was present at the Battle of Belmont, where his horse was killed, and at Fort Donelson, where he was wounded. Soon after the victory at Donelson, he was promoted to brigadier general, as of March 21, 1862. Major John Hotaling served as his chief of staff. During the Siege of Corinth, Logan commanded first a brigade and then the 1st Division of the Army of the Tennessee. In the spring of 1863, he was promoted to major general to rank from November 29, 1862.

In Grant's Vicksburg Campaign, Logan commanded the 3rd Division of James B. McPherson's XVII Corps, which was the first to enter the city of Vicksburg in 1863, and after its capture, Logan served as its military governor. In November 1863 he succeeded William Tecumseh Sherman in command of the XV Corps; and after the death of McPherson he commanded the Army of the Tennessee at the Battle of Atlanta (July 22, 1864) until relieved by Oliver O. Howard.

In December 1864, Grant became impatient with George H. Thomas's performance at Nashville and sent Logan to relieve him. Logan was stopped in Louisville when news came that Thomas had completely smashed John Bell Hood's Confederate army in the Battle of Nashville.

Logan showed signs of illness when the 49th United States Congress opened its first official session on December 7, 1886. By mid-December, Logan's arms swelled and his lower limbs were in pain. After several days of intense discomfort, the ailment subsided. He relapsed a few days later and eventually struggled to maintain consciousness. On December 24, Logan's doctor's conceded that the condition may be fatal. Around three o'clock in the afternoon on December 26, Logan died at his home in Columbia Heights, Washington, D.C.[2] After his death, Logan's body lay in state in the United States Capitol. He was buried at United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery."

From the Smithsonian Entry: Major General John A. Logan

Berchem, Jules 1855-1930

American Bronze Company

Logan, John A

Statue: bronze; Base: grey granite; Bench: 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 39180
Located Vicksburg National Military Park Junction of Union Avenue & Old Jackson Road Vicksburg Mississippi

Dedicated 1919

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

IAS MS000297

Save Outdoor Sculpture, Mississippi survey, 1993
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, MS7118, 1989

Major General John A. Logan stands in military uniform with a mustache, wearing a buttoned, knee-length coat, with his proper left hand on his hip and his proper right hand clutching a pair of gloves. The statue is mounted upon an inscribed, multitiered base with an integral, wide bench to its rear, providing seating on both sides of the base.

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

General's Name: John A. Logan

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