• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Col J. J. Woods,

Col. J. J. Woods, bronze relief portrait

Col. J.J. Woods, bronze relief portrait

NPS Image

Col. Joseph J. Woods,

Cost: Donated by O.E. Woods, son;
$300 for bronze,
$92.30 granite pedestal


Sculptor: T.A.R. Kitson

Erected: 1910

Location: Graveyard Road,
25 yards west of Union 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.