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    National Military Park Mississippi

53d Ohio Infantry

Monument ("Minie Ball") is located at the junction of Union Avenue and Grant Avenue. This unit was attached to Col. Joseph R. Cockerill's 3d Brigade, of Brig. Gen. William Sooy Smith's 1st Division, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment). and commanded by Col. Wells S. Jones.

53d Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument
53d Ohio Infantry Regimental Monument
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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.