Men at Soldiers' Rest
C. S. A. Cemetery, Vicksburg, Mississippi

Not Forgotten



Other scenes near Soldiers' Rest in Cedar Hill Cemetery

Denars Ceits
Jun 10, 1862

Denars Ceits

Who is this man? Should his last name be Geits, a more common name?

Did he fight with the CSA against the Union, in an Indian regiment such as Deneale's Regiment?

Was he on the USS Choctaw, a large Union ironside that was in battles at Haynes Bluff and Yazoo City, Mississippi, both near Vicksburg? That boat, however, was not in action in Jun of 1862, though he could have been attached to it. That would make him Union, and the question arises, why does he have a Confederate marker?

Is Choctaw actually his last name? (A Noah "Chaektow" or Chacktow was in the 28 La. Inf (Thomas').

Ragland's Fisher Funeral Home Records, pg. 115, has a "Benars Cits, 10 Jun 1862; Choctaw; Grave 60" (grave number that was assigned in Cedar Hill cemetery).


The following is from Booth's listing at

Cettig, Beniva, Pvt., Co. F. 28th (Thomas') Regt. La. Infty. En. April 23rd, 1862, New Orleans, La. Roll to Aug. 31st, 1862, Died at Hospl. at Vicksburg, June 11th, 1862.


Still researching this man. Help is welcome.


The "USA Ship Choctaw off Vicksburg." Seen at


"Crewmembers on board USS Choctaw circa 1863 - 1865."