• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge

Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge, bronze bust

Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge Bust

NPS Image

Cost (by Federal Government): $565 bust, $208.91 pedestal
Sculptor: T.A.R. Kitson
Erected: 1913
Location: South Loop, Kentucky Avenue, between Union and Confederate Avenues.

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.