• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Caruther's Company Tennessee Heavy Artillery

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Col. A. Jackson, Jr.'s and Lt. Col. R. Sterling's 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery, of Col. Edward Higgins' River Defense Batteries, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Capt. J. B. Caruthers. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume III, pages 873 and 968.]

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.