• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

2nd Illinois Cavalry, Company E

Unit marker

Unit marker

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Monument located 200 yards south of the Iowa Memorial. Marker for Company E located on Union Ave. 200 yards north of the Minnesota Memorial. This unit was headquarters escort for Brig. Gen. John E. Smith's 7th Division of Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's XVII Army Corps.
 
Unit position marker
Unit position marker
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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.