1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery, Company D
This unit was attached to the Marine Hospital Battery and commanded by Capt. Rufus J. Bruce. The Marine Hospital Battery was west of the Marine Hospital about 40 ft above the river, and mounted three 42-pdr smoothbore guns, two 32-pdr smoothbore guns and two 32-pdr rifled guns. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 63.]
Did You Know?
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.