• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Natchez Light Infantry

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit 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 Lts. Wilkins (killed in action) and Chase (killed in action). [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.