The Grave Of Douglas The Confederate Camel Has Got To Be One Of Mississippi’s Most Peculiar Burial Sites  

We’ve got lots of Civil War history here in Mississippi – but did you know a camel is part of that history? It’s true. A camel named Douglas served on the Confederate Army. Sadly, he was killed during the siege of Vicksburg. And though it’s been decades since his death, Douglas’ memory lives on thanks to an informative headstone at the Cedar Hill Cemetery. Take a look:

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For more information on the grave of Douglas the Confederate Camel, check out the Visit Vicksburg website. To learn more about the Cedar Hill Cemetery, visit the National Park Service website.

Did you know about Douglas the Camel? Have you visited Cedar Hill Cemetery? If so, did you see Douglas’ headstone? Tell us in the comments section.

This isn’t the state’s only peculiar gravesite. Read about another here.

Address: 326 Lovers Ln, Vicksburg, MS 39183, USA