Memorial Day Weekend Concert Information
VNMP is hosting 3 outdoor concerts at the Clay Street Visitor Center, May 24, 25, & 26. The VC parking lot will close at 5:00pm those days and NO on-site parking will be allowed. Click 'More' for detailed parking information. More »
3rd Missouri Infantry - Union
This unit was attached to Col. Charles R. Woods' 2d Brigade, of Maj. Gen'ls Frederick Steele's and Brig. Gen. John M. Thayer's 1st Division, of Maj. Gen'ls William T. Sherman's and Frederick Steele's XV Army Corps, and commanded by Lt. Col. Theodore Meumann.
At Chickasaw Bayou (26 Dec 1862 - 2 Jan 1863) the regiment was attached to Brig. Gen. Charles E. Hovey's 2d Brigade, of Brig. Gen. Frederick Steele's 4th Division, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Expeditionary Force, and commanded by Col. Isaac F. Shepard . [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 227.]
Did You Know?
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.