• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Gilleylen's Mississippi Cavalry Company State Troops

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Daniel Ruggles' 1st Military District, headquartered at Columbus, MS, of Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and commanded by Capt. D.C. Gilleylen. This organization was redesignated as Co. H, 2d Mississippi Cavalry State Troops. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 249.]

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.