• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Durrive's Siege Battery, Louisiana Artillery

Durrive's Siege Battery Regimental Monument

Durrive's Siege Battery Regimental Monument

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Multiple monument located on Confederate Avenue at the Great Redoubt (Park Tour Stop 11). This unit was attached to Maj. W. C. Preston's Reserve Artillery, of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Relief, Department of the West, and commanded by Capt. E. Durrive. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 252 and Volume III, page 1150.]

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.