• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Illinois Light Artillery, Battery E

Unit marker

Unit marker

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Iron tablet located 400 ' south of Graveyard Road; also an iron tablet located at Park Tour Stop #5 and another 250' north of Graveyard Road & 400' west of Union Ave. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. James M. Tuttle's 3rd Division of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's XV Army Corps and was commanded by Capt. Allen C. Waterhouse. (Capt. William Cogswell commanded all 1st Illinois Light artillery.)
 
Unit position tablets
Unit position tablets
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Unit position tablet
Unit position tablet
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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.