• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

39th Mississippi Infantry

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. W.N.R. Beall's Brigade, of Maj. Gen. Franklin Gardner's 3d Military District at Port Hudson, LA, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and commanded by Col. W. B. Shelby. [Refer to Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXIV, Part 1 - Reports, page 706; and to Edward Cunningham's The Port Hudson Campaign, 1862 - 1863, page 127.]

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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.