• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Improvised Tennessee Infantry Battalion

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

Comprised of details from the 41st, 42d, 48th, 49th, 53d, and 55th Tennessee Infantry Regiments, this battalion was attached to Maj. Gen. Franklin Gardner's 3d Military District at Port Hudson, LA, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and commanded by Capt. S.A. Whiteside. [Refer to Edward Cunningham's The Port Hudson Campaign, 1862 - 1863, page 127.]

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.