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    Vicksburg

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10th Missouri Cavalry, Company C

Unit Position Marker

Regimental Marker

NPS Photo

Multiple monument located on Union Avenue, 300 feet south of Graveyard Road.

This unit was attached to Maj. Gen. Francis P. Blair's 2d Division, of Maj. Gen'ls William T. Sherman's and Frederick Steele's XV Army Corps, and commanded by Capt. Daniel W. Ballou and Lt. Benjamin Joel.

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.