The Florida State Memorial is located outside of Vicksburg National Military Park on former park property in the City of Vicksburg. It is situated along south Confederate Avenue at the Mulvihill Street intersection. The memorial was constructed of Elberton Georgia Granite by the Atlantic Memorials of Jacksonville, FL and dedicated April 17, 1954. It stands in honor of the soldiers who served in General Joseph E. Johnston's army of relief.
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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.