1st Battalion, Engineer Regiment of the West [Missouri]
This unit was attached to Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee, and commanded by Col. Josiah Bissell, Maj. William Tweeddale and Maj. Henry Flad. [Refer to pages 743 and 751, Volume 6 of the WPA Monumentation Books, and Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 472.]
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.