• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

19th Arkansas Infantry

19th Arkansas Infantry Position Marker

19th Arkansas Infantry Position Marker

NPS Photo

Iron tablet located on Confederate Avenue at the Stockade Redan (Tour Stop #10). At the Battle of Arkansas Post, this unit was attached to Col. John W. Dunnington’s 3d Brigade of Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Churchill’s Post of Arkansas, and commanded by Col. C.L. Dawson. During the raids (15 April 1863 - 8 May 1863), the regiment was assigned to Col. Thomas P. Dockery’s Combat Team, of Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson’s 2d Military District, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton’s Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and commanded by Col. Dockery. Later the regiment was assigned to Brig. Gen. Martin E. Green’s (killed 27 June 1863) and Col. Thomas P. Dockery’s 2d Brigade, of Maj. Gen. John S. Bowen’s Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton’s Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. Thomas P. Dockery and Capt. James K. Norwood. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 419; Volume II, pages 251, 645, and 688 and Volume III, pages 871 and 967.]

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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.