• Old Douglas and Cedar Hill Cemetery - Vicksburg, Mississippi

      Among the 5000 or so Confederate dead in the city cemetery are the bones of Old Douglas, a camel. Old Douglas was the mascot of 43rd Mississippi Company A. When killed by the enemy, he was eaten by starving soldiers during the siege of Vicksburg, however, his bones were buried. Confederate soldiers were not allowed to be buried in the national cemetery so were buried in the city cemetery.

      If you go:
      Cemetery gates are opened at 7:00 am and closed at dusk. No large RVs. Watch for sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) activities commemorating the Civil War in 2013.


      326 Lovers Lane
      Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183-2051 USA

      Mailing address:
      Cedar Hill Cemetery and Soldiers Rest
      326 Lovers Lane
      Vicksburg, MS 39183-2051 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Cedar Hlll Cemetery
      +1 (601) 634-4513