• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Brigadier General Matthew D. Ector

Brig. Gen. Matthew D. Ector, bronze bust

Brig. Gen. Matthew D. Ector, bronze bust

NPS Image

Cost (by Federal Government): $650 bronze
Sculptor: Anton Schaaf
Erected: March 1915
Location: Melborne Place, east of Texas Memorial

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.