• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Brig. Gen. Wm. Vandever

Brig. Gen. William Vandever, bronze bust

Brig. Gen. William Vandever, bronze bust

NPS image

Brig. Gen. William Vandever,

Cost: $550 for bronze,
$208.91 pedestal

by Federal Government

Sculptor: George T. Brewster

Erected: February 1915

Location: Iowa Avenue

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.