• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Brig. Gen. J. W. Whitfield

Brig. Gen. John W. Whitfield, bronze bust

Brig. Gen. John W. Whitfield, bronze bust

NPS Image

Cost: Unknown

Erected: 1917

Location: North Frontage Road
at junction of Washington Street

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.