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    Vicksburg

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15th Kentucky Cavalry [Company E]

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This unit was attached to the Post of Paducah, KY, of Brig. Gen. Alexander Asboth's 6th Division, District of Columbus (KY), Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut's XVI Army Corps, and commanded by Capt. Louis A. Hanson. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1140.]
 
Kentucky State Memorial
Kentucky State Memorial
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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.