18th Wisconsin Infantry
Monument located on Union Avenue, south of the Minnesota Memorial. Also a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located in the mowed bay 900' southeast of the Louisiana Memorial between Union Avenue and Confederate Avenue. This unit was attached to Col. John B. Sanborn's 1st Brigade of Brig. Gen'ls Isaac F. Quinby's and John E. Smith's 7th Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps, and commanded by Col. Gabriel Bouck. [Refer to pages 53 and 55, Volume 4 of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books.]
Did You Know?
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.