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    National Military Park Mississippi

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.
Unit position marker
Unit position marker
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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.