Memorial Day Weekend Concert Information
VNMP is hosting 3 outdoor concerts at the Clay Street Visitor Center, May 24, 25, & 26. The VC parking lot will close at 5:00pm those days and NO on-site parking will be allowed. Click 'More' for detailed parking information. More »
Pointe Coupee (Louisiana) Artillery, Company A
During the Yazoo Pass Expedition, one section (Thompson's) of this unit was retained as an unattached organization to Maj. Gen. William Wing Loring's Confederate Forces, and commanded by Lt. J. J. Thompson. The rest of the battery was attached to Brig. Gen. Abraham Buford's 2d Brigade of Maj. Gen. William Wing Loring's Division, Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton's Army of Vicksburg, and commanded by Capt. A. Bouancharud and Lt. John Yoist.
Did You Know?
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.