• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

2d Arkansas Cavalry

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Col. William F. Slemons' 2d Brigade, of Brig. Gen. James R. Chalmers’ 5th Military District, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s Department of the West, and commanded by Col. H.R. Withers and Maj. T. J. Reid. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 250 and Volume III, page 1144.]

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.