• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

13th Louisiana Infantry [African Descent]

United States African Brigade Tablet

United States African Brigade Tablet

NPS Photo

This unit was attached to Col's Isaac F. Shepard's (under arrest at the time of the battle of Milliken's Bend), Hermann Lieb's (wounded 7 June 1863), and Lt. Col. Charles J. Paine's African Brigade, District of Northeast Louisiana, under Brig. Gen'ls Jeremiah C. Sullivan (relieved 3 June 1863) and Elias S. Dennis, and commanded by Lt. H. Knoll. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, pages 1205 and 1206, and also Shepard of Missouri and Dennis of Illinois.]

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.