• View from Battery DeGolyer


    National Military Park Mississippi

Thrall's [Arkansas] Battery

No Marker Placed

No Marker Placed

This unit was attached to Brig. Gen. Daniel Ruggles' 1st Military District (headquarters, Columbus, MS), of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s Department of the West, and commanded by Capt. J. C. Thrall. [Refer to Edwin Bearss’ The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume II, page 249 and Volume III, page 1143.]

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.