• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

3rd Illinois Cavalry, Companies A, E, K

Unit position marker

Unit position marker

NPS Image

Monument located on Union Avenue 200 yards south of the Iowa Memorial. Companies A, E, & K were attached to Brig. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus' 9th Division of Maj. Gen'ls. John A. McClernand (relieved 6/19/63) and Edward O. C. Ord's 13th Army Corps and commanded by Capt. John L. Campbell.

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.