• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Battery Iowa Light Artillery

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

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Monument located on the south side of Union Avenue approximately .4 mile west of Thayer's Approach (Park Tour Stop #6). This unit was attached to Maj. Gen.. Frederick Steele & Brig. Gen. John M. Thayer's 1st Division, of Maj. Gen'ls William T. Sherman & Frederick Steele's XV Army Corps and was commanded by Capt. Henry H. Griffiths.
 
Unit position markers
Unit position markers
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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.