• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

9th Illinois Infantry

This unit attached to Col. August Mersy's 2nd Brigade of Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge's 2nd Division, Maj. Gen. Richard J. Oglesby's Left Wing, XVI Army Corps, District of Corinth, stationed at Pocahontas, TN and commanded by Lt. Col. Jesse J. Phillips.
 
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.