• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Col. Edward Higgins

Col. Edward Higgins, bronze relief portrait

Col. Edward Higgins, bronze relief portrait

NPS Image

Cost: Unknown,
by the state of Louisiana

Sculptor: T.A.R. Kitson

Erected: 1915

Location: Louisiana Circle

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.