• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

29th Massachusetts Infantry

Massachusetts State Memorial

Massachusetts State Memorial

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This unit was attached to Col. Benjamin C. Christ' 3rd Brigade of Brig. Gen. Robert B. Potter's 2nd Division, Maj. Gen. John G. Parke's IX Army Corps (Detachment) on Maj. Gen'l William T. Sherman's exterior line and was commanded by Lt. Col. Joseph H. Barnes. [Refer to Potter of New York.]
 
Massachusetts State Memorial
Massachusetts State Memorial
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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.