• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

23rd Indiana Infantry

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

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Monument located on Union Avenue 200 yards north of the Shirley House. Also a marker designating the assault of 22 May 1863, located in the woods north of Battery Hickenlooper off Old Jackson Road, a position marker designating the position of the regiment on 25 Jun 1863 on Old Jackson Road west of the loop at Park Tour Stop #3, a marker designating a sharpshooter's line located on the east side of Old Jackson Road near Park Tour Stop #3 and a marker designating the camp site located on Union Avenue beyond the Shirley House. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen'ls John E. Smith & Mortimer D. Leggett's(assumed command 3 June 1863) 1st Brigade of Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's 3rd Division, Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps and was commanded by Lt. Col. William P. Davis.
 
Unit position markers
Unit position marker
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Unit position marker
Unit position markers
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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.