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    National Military Park Mississippi

14th Battalion Louisiana Sharpshooters

14th Battalion Louisiana Sharpshooters Regimental Monument

14th Battalion Louisiana Sharpshooters Regimental Monument

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Multiple monument located on Confederate Avenue at the Louisiana Memorial (Park Tour Stop 11). This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Daniel W. Adams Brigade, of Maj. Gen'l John C. Breckinridge's Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Maj. John E. Austin. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1149.]

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.