Vicksburg National Military Park provides numerous learning opportunities for children of all ages through its Junior Ranger and Shape Up, Junior Ranger! activities, Trading Card Program, school programs, and Boy Scout hikes.
Did You Know?
The 43d Mississippi Infantry's mascot, Douglas the Camel, remained with the regiment until Vicksburg where he was killed by Union sharpshooters. Douglas is honored with his own grave marker in Vicksburg's Cedar Hill Cemetery.