• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

20th Wisconsin Infantry

20th Wisconsin Infantry Regimental Marker

20th Wisconsin Infantry Regimental Marker

NPS Photo

Monument is located outside Vicksburg National Military Park on former park property in the City of Vicksburg, on the lawn in front of Pemberton Plaza on Pemberton Blvd. 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 Col. Henry Bertram. [Refer to page 163, Volume 1 of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books.]

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.