• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

3rd Battery Iowa Light Artillery

Iowa State Memorial

Iowa State Memorial

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This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Frederick Salomon's 13th Division of Maj. Gen. Benjamin M. Prentiss' District of Eastern Arkansas, Maj. Gen. Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps and was commanded by Lt. Melvil C. Wright

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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.