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I was researching Camp Douglas, in Chicago, when I came across this story.

"Old Douglas" Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

During the Siege of Vicksburg, Federal snipers targeted and killed the camel for sport. The grief stricken men of the "Camel Regiment" used their own sniper teams to kill the offending Federal sniper, his spotter, and several other Federals in the area. Soldiers and civilians were being starved and bombed by the Federals, during the siege.

The caption ends with 'Moore assigned Douglas'. To what?

If anyone would like to contribute an article on Camp Douglas, it would be well received!

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'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

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