The official site for modern photographs of American Civil War Battlefields

Carnot Posey

Date of Birth:      August 5, 1818
Hometown:         Wilkinson County, MS
Education:           University of Virginia
Final Wartime Rank:    Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     November 13, 1863
Place of Death:    Charlottesville, VA
Buried At:           Charlottesville, VA

Major Battles:        First Manassas, Battle of Ball's Bluff, Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign, Antietam Campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Battle of Bristoe Station

Interesting Fact(s):    Posey, from Wilkinson County, MS, would receive his education in Jackson, Louisiana, after which time he would attend the University of Virginia, studying law.  After school, he returned to Mississippi and busied himself as a planter.  Later, he would practice law, in Woodville, MS.  He served in the Mexican War, as first lieutenant, 1st Mississippi Rifles.  After the war he would serve as a United States district attorney.  With the outbreak, of the Civil War, Posey would recruit the Wilkinson Rifles, and would be elected their captain.  With the organization of the 16th Mississippi Infantry, he would be elected colonel, and would lead his this regiment at First Manassas.  He would continue to serve, in what would become the Army of Northern Virginia.  He would be promoted brigadier general, in November 1862, and assigned to Richard Anderson's division.  At the battle of Bristoe Station, Posey would receive, what was consider a minor leg wound.  However, infection set in, and it would prove mortal.

Home | Battlefields | Commanders | Store | Library | Links | Equipment | About | Contact