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    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

40th Mississippi Infantry

40th Mississippi Infantry Regimental Monument

40th Mississippi Infantry Regimental Monument

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Monument located on Confederate Avenue opposite the Mississippi Memorial. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. John C. Moore's 2d Brigade, of Maj. Gen. John H. Forney's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Col. W.B. Colbert. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, pages 226 and 593; and Volume III, pages 871 and 966.]
 
40th Mississippi Infantry Marker
40th Mississippi Infantry Marker
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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.