• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

3d Mississippi Cavalry State Troops

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. James Z. George's 3d Brigade, of Brig. Gen. James R. Chalmers' 5th Military District (headquartered at Panola, MS), Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Department of the West, and commanded by Col. John McGuirk. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 249; 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.