• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

3d Mississippi Infantry

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Winfield S. Featherston's 3d Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William Wing Loring's Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Col. Thomas A. Mellon and Maj. Samuel M. Dyer. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, pages 225 and 593; Volume II, pages 250 and 643; and Volume III, page 1151.]

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.