• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

58th Illinois Infantry

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Napoleon B. Buford's Post of Cairo, Illinois of Brig. Gen. Alexander Asboth's 6th Division, District of Columbus (KY), Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut's XVI Army Corps and was commanded by Col. William F. Lynch.
 
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.