• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

15th Alabama Cavalry Battalion

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Daniel Ruggles' 1st Military District (headquarters, Columbus, MS) of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Department of the West, and commanded by Lt. Col. W. Boyles. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1143.]

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.