• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

2d Arkansas Infantry [African Descent]

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brigadier General Frederick Salomon's 13th Division, Major General Benjamin M. Prentiss' District of Eastern Arkansas, and commanded by Major G. W. Burchard. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, page 1242.]

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.