• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

62nd Illinois Infantry

This unit was attached to Col. James M. True's 3rd Brigade of the 3rd Division, Maj. Gen. Richard J. Oglesby's Left Wing, XVI Army Corps, District of Jackson (TN).Stationed at LaGrange, TN and commanded by Col. Daniel B. Robinson & Maj. Stephen M. Meeker.

 
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.