• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

90th Illinois Infantry

Unit position marker

Unit marker

NPS Image

Monument located on Union Avenue approximately .1 mile west of Grant Avenue. This unit was attached to Col. J. Mason Loomis' 1st Brigade of Brig. Gen. William Sooy Smith's 1st Division, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment) and was commanded by Col. Timothy O'Meara.

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.