Vicksburg, Mississippi: Grave of the Confederate Camel

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Cedar Hill Cemetery

Address:
Sky Farm Ave., Vicksburg, MS
Directions:
Cedar Hill Cemetery.I-20 exit 4A or 4B. Drive west on Clay St. for one mile. Turn right onto Mission 66. Drive north one mile. Turn right onto Sky Farm Ave. Drive a quarter-mile. Turn first left into cemetery (Gate 2). Drive a few hundred feet. Just before you get to the second possible left turn within the cemetery, look to the left; you'll see a small group of Confederate tombstones (perhaps Confederate flags). The camel is on the right side of that group, second row in.
Admission:
Free
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Grave of the Confederate Camel.

Grave of the Confederate Camel
"Old Douglas" was killed by a Yankee sharpshooter during the siege of Vicksburg. His Confederate pals ate him. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [07/11/2017]

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Camel grave.

Grave of the Confederate Camel

I have lived in Vicksburg most of my life, and this has been a well kept secret. Thanks for teaching me something about my town.

[Jennifer Nugent, 02/18/2014]

Thanks for visiting and confirming this Research Target! Speaking of targets, a Yankee sniper made the beloved camel one on June 27, 1863. The Confederate army had deployed "Old Douglas" to carry supplies during the siege of Vicksburg.

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