• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Bridges' [Arkansas] Sharpshooter Battalion

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Lt. Col. Samuel W. Ferguson’s Combat Team Ferguson, of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s Department of the West, and commanded by Maj. Henry W. Bridges. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 128.]

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.