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.
Hours:
Daily 7:30-dusk. Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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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

We never knew there were camels in the Civil War! What an awesome stop. We left him an apple! My kids will now have a great story to tell.

[Meagan May, 07/05/2021]

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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