• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Matthew's Battalion Mississippi Cavalry State Troops

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Maj. A.H. Chalmers' 18th Battalion Mississippi Cavalry, of Brig. Gen. James R. Chalmers' 5th Military District (headquartered at Panola, MS), Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Department of the West, and commanded by Capt. Samuel Matthews. [Refer to Edwin Bearss' The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume I, page 594; 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.