• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Alabama Infantry, African Descent

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit served with the unattached infantry of Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge's 2d Division, Maj. Gen. Richard J. Oglesby's Left Wing, XVI Army Corps, District of Corinth, and commanded by Col. James M. Alexander. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1141.]

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.