• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Battery Minnesota Light Artillery

Regimental Monument

Regimental Monument

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Bronze plaque on Minnesota State Memorial, and monument located on Union Avenue 250 yards south of the Wisconsin Memorial, across from the McArthur bust.

This unit was attached to Maj. Thomas D. Maurice's Artillery Command, of Brig. Gen'ls John McArthur's and Thomas E.G. Ransom's 6th Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps, and commanded by Lt. Henry Hunter and Capt. William Z. Clayton.
 
1st Minnesota Battery Tablets
1st Minnesota Battery Tablets
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Regimental Plaque, Minnesota State Memorial
Regimental Plaque, Minnesota 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.