6th Illinois Cavalry
This unit was engaged in Col. Benjamin H. Grierson's Raid through Mississippi and was commanded by Lt. Col. Reuben Loomis. The unit was headquartered at Baton Rouge, LA.
Did You Know?
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.