• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

57th Illinois Infantry, Company D

This unit was attached to the artillery of Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge's 2nd Division, Maj. Gen. Richard J. Oglesby's Left Wing, XVI Army Corps, District of Corinth and was commanded by Capt. Peter M. Wickstrum.
 
Illinois Memorial
Illinois Memorial
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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.