Rose Garden

Rose Garden (HM2692)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39180 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 20.915', W 90° 52.798'

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—Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —

In 1887 the State of Louisiana placed the first Confederate monument, here, in the middle of Monroe Street. The monument preceded the establishment of the National Military Park by 12 years. Later the City of Vicksburg dedicated this garden area to honor all veterans. The World War I Monument was placed here in 1923. Brothers William and Henry Allein are depicted on each side of the monument. They were two young men from Vicksburg who died 21 days apart in Europe during the First World War.

Carnegie Library
In 1910 Vicksburg communicated with Andrew Carnegie about the need for a public library. In 1916 the Carnegie Library was completed with a majority of the funding donated by the Carnegie Foundation. This building served as Vicksburg's library for 63 years.

Failed Experiment

Jefferson Davis served as the U.S. Secretary
of War from 1853 to 1857. During that time
he was persuaded by several officers to
conduct an experiment using camels for
pack animals in desert regions. A total of
77 camels were acquired from Egypt and
taken to Camp Verde, Texas where the U.S.
Camel Corps was headquartered. The camels
were used for different experimental tasks
through the years. The experiment did not
produce the desired results and the program
was abandoned. The last of the camels

were sold off in 1875.

Old Douglas

The 43rd Mississippi Infantry came to
Vicksburg to help fight the Union forces.
Arriving with them was their uncommon
mascot, a camel, named Old Douglas. It's
assumed that he was confiscated from the Camel
Corps. There are reports
that it was quite a sight
to see a camel walking
around town during the
Siege of Vicksburg. Old
Douglas was shot by a
Union sharpshooter and
died during the siege. A
monument honoring Old
Douglas was placed in
Vicksburg's Cedar Hill
Cemetery in the Confederate Soldiers Rest area.
HM NumberHM2692
Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe City of Vicksburg
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699506 N 3581050
Decimal Degrees32.34858333, -90.87996667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.915', W 90° 52.798'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 54.9" N, 90° 52' 47.88" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1401-1499 Monroe St, Vicksburg MS 39180, US
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