• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

1st Missouri Light Artillery, Battery B

Damaged 1st Missouri Light Artillery, Battery B Tablet

Damaged 1st Missouri Light Artillery, Battery B Tablet

NPS Photo

Monument and iron tablet have been damaged by vandalism. Located at Iowa Circle on old Iowa Avenue (behind present-day WalMart).

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. William W. Orme's 2d Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Francis J. Herron's unattached Division, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee and commanded by Capt. Martin Welfley.

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.