• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

101st Illinois Infantry Detachment Companies A, D, G, H, K

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

NPS Image

Monument is located on Grant Avenue across from the Massachusetts Memorial. This unit was commanded by Capt. Sylvester L. Moore.

Company A served on the ram General Bragg.

Company D served part time at Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's headquarters and later on the tinclads Rattler and Cricket.

Company G served on the ram Switzerland.

Company H served on the ironclad LaFayette and the ram Monarch.

Company K served as Provost Guard at Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's headquarters.

[Refer to page 750, Volume VI, Book 18 of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books.]

Did You Know?

Old Douglas Headstone, Cedar Hill Cemetery

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.