• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

5th Kansas Cavalry

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Colonel Powell Clayton's Cavalry Brigade, of Brigadier General Frederick Salomon's 13th Division, of Major General Benjamin M. Prentiss' District of Eastern Arkansas, Major General Edward O.C. Ord's XIII Army Corps, and commanded by Lt. Colonel Wilton A. Jenkins.

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.