The Engineers at Vicksburg, Part 17: The Logistician and the Architect
Capt. William Le Baron Jenney was given the task to shorten the Union supply line as Grant’s soldiers pushed deep into Mississippi. This relief portrait in Vicksburg National Military Park honors the chief engineer of the XV Corps. Jenney went on to become a world-famous architect and is considered “father of the modern skyscraper.”

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Photo by: Mike W. Petersen |  VIRIN: 170210-A-YL201-002.JPG