37th Illinois Infantry
Monument is located at the north end of Navy Circle, off South Washington Street, at the old Mississippi River Bridge. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. William Vandever's 1st Brigade of Maj. Gen. Francis J. Herron's unattached Division, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee and was commanded by Col. John C. Black. [Refer to Herron of Iowa and to pages 3 & 7, Volume I of the WPA Monumentation Survey Books.]
Did You Know?
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.