South Carolina Memorial
The South Carolina State Memorial is located in front of Vicksburg High School on former park property along south Confederate Avenue in the City of Vicksburg. The memorial was constructed of Winnsboro South Carolina Granite and dedicated November 22, 1935. It was sponsored by the South Carolina United Daughters of the Confederacy (U.D.C.) and cost $4900. South Carolina had eleven commands in the Campaign and Defense of Vicksburg, all of which were in Johnston's Army.
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.