• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

51st New York Infantry

New York State Memorial

New York State Memorial

NPS Photo

Listed on the New York State Memorial. This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Edward Ferrero's 2d Brigade of Brig. Gen. Robert B. Potter's 2d Division, Maj. Gen. John G. Parke's IX Army Corps (Detachment) on Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Exterior Line and commanded by Col. Charles W. Legendre.
 
New York State Memorial Plaque
New York State Memorial Plaque
NPS Photo

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.