• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Mississippi Light Artillery, Company L [Vaiden's Mississippi Battery]

Vaiden's Mississippi Battery Regimental Monument

Vaiden's Mississippi Battery Regimental Monument

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Monument and iron tablet located on the hill on the east side of Confederate Avenue, in front of the Gen. Tracy bust. Also, iron tablets located outside Vicksburg National Military Park, on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, at the southwest corner of Washington and Clay Streets, and on the east side of Confederate Avenue approximately 0.2 miles south of Mulvihill Street.

This unit was attached to Col. Edward Higgins' River Defense Batteries, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg. Company A was commanded by Capt. S.C. Bains. On 23 May 1863, detachments of this battery were reassigned to positions in Col. Alexander W. Reynolds', Brig. Gen. Alfred Cumming's, and Brig. Gen. Stephen Dill Lee's sectors of the Vicksburg Perimeter Defensive Lines. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, pages 784, 785, 968, and 1249.]
 
Vaiden's Mississippi Battery Tablets
Vaiden's Mississippi Battery Tablets
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Vaiden's Mississippi Battery Tablets
Vaiden's Mississippi Battery Tablets
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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.