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C. Posey

C. Posey

Confederate (CSA)


Carnot Posey

(1818 - 1863)

Home State: Mississippi

Education: U of Virginia (Law)

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Featherston's Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

Before the War he was a planter and lawyer. He had served as a Lieutenant in the 1st Mississippi Rifles in the Mexican War (1847-48), and afterward was a US district attorney. In 1861 he organized and recruited the Wilkinson Rifles and was their Captain. In July 1861 he was appointed Colonel of the 16th Mississippi Regiment, and was appointed to command the Brigade August 30 when General Featherston was given command of the division, and continued in command of the brigade through the capture of Harper's Ferry and battle of Sharpsburg, and until November, when Featherston returned.

On the Campaign

He commanded Featherston's Brigade in Anderson's Division in Longstreet's Command.

The rest of the War

In November 1862 he was promoted to Brigadier General (confirmed January 1863), and commanded Posey's Brigade in R. H. Anderson's Division at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Bristoe Station. He was wounded in action there on 14 October 1863 and died of the resulting infection at Charlottesville, VA on 13 November.


8/5/1818; Wilkinson County, MS


11/13/1863; Charlottesville, VA; burial in University of Virginia cemetery, Charlottesville