• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Gen. Jeptha V. Harris

Gen. Jeptha V. Harris, bronze relief portrait

Gen. Jeptha V. Harris, bronze relief portrait

NPS Image

Cost: $225.50 for bronze,

by Federal Government

Sculptor: George E. Ganiere

Erected: April 1915

Location: 175 yards east of Fort Hill

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.