CSA Soldiers at Soldiers' Rest
Vicksburg, Mississippi

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Ward Kniffen
Co. F & S
43 Miss Inf
Jun 25, 1863

Ward Kniffin, Musician in Companies B, F, and F of 43 Miss Inf. He enlisted 1 May 1862 in Columbus and 31 Aug 1862 in Saltillo, Miss., when he was transferred to the band.

For the  Sep and Oct and the Nov and Dec 1862 muster roll calls, he was absent and sick in hospital. For Jan and Feb 1863, he was back on duty.

He appears on a list of casualties of Herbert's Brigade at the siege of Vicksburg, killed 18 Jun 1863. Another report says he was killed in Vicksburg, 25 Jun 1863.

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Below, some soldiers and members of the band of the 43rd Miss. Vol. Inf. with their famous mascot, Douglas the camel. (Photo by Doug Baum)



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