• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

7th Texas Infantry

Texas Units Monument

Texas Units Monument

NPS Photo

Multiple monument located on the north side of Confederate Avenue at the Railroad Redoubt (Park Tour Stop 13). This unit was attached to Brig. John Gregg's Brigade, of Maj. Gen. William H.T. Walker's Division, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Col. H. B. Granbury. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, pages 252, 515, and 557; and Volume III, page 1151.]

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.