• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

131st Illinois Infantry

Unit Position Marker

Unit Position Marker

NPS Image

Monument is located on Grant Avenue 50 yards east of the Kansas Memorial. This unit was attached to Col. George W. Neeley's Detached Brigade of Brig. Gen. Elias S. Dennis' District of Northeast Louisiana, stationed at Young's Point, LA and commanded by Col. George W. Neeley & Maj. Joseph L. Purvis.

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.