{⋆★⋆} BG Featherston, Winfield S.

Winfield Scott Featherston

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Born: August 8, 1819

Birth Place: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Father: Charles Featherston 1771 – 1852
(Buried: Franklin City Cemetery, Franklin, Georgia)​

Mother: Lucy Pitts 1775 – 1853
(Buried: Franklin City Cemetery, Franklin, Georgia)​

Wife: Elizabeth McEwen 1834 – 1878
(Buried: Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Mississippi)​

Children:

Charles Alexander Featherston 1859 – 1860​
(Buried: Hill Crest Cemetery Holly Springs Mississippi)​
Lizzie Georgia Featherston 1861 – 1878​
(Buried: Hill Crest Cemetery Holly Springs Mississippi)​
Winfield J. Featherston 1864 – 1878​
Lucius Marshall Featherston 1870 – 1871​
(Buried: Hill Crest Cemetery Holly Springs Mississippi)​
Eloise Featherston Posey 1878 – 1945​
(Buried: Hill Crest Cemetery Holly Springs Mississippi)​

Education:

Completed Preparatory Studies​

Occupation before War:

Served in the Creek Indians War​
Attorney in Houston, Mississippi​
1847 – 1851: United States Representative from Mississippi​
Attorney in Holly Springs, Mississippi​

Civil War Career:
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1861 – 1862: Colonel of 17th Mississippi Infantry Regiment​
1861: Led his Regiment during the First Battle of Bull Run​
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1862 – 1863: Participated in all the major Eastern Campaigns​
1863 – 1865: Served in the Western Campaign of the War​
1865: Surrendered and Paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina​

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Holly Springs, Mississippi​
President of Mississippi State Taxpayer's Convention
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Mississippi State Representative​
1882 – 1891: Judge of Second Judicial Circuit of Mississippi​

Died: May 28, 1891

Place of Death: Holly Springs, Mississippi

Cause of Death: Paralysis

Age at time of Death: 70 years old

Burial Place: Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Mississippi
 
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Polloco

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This brief story was mentioned in the biography of Carnot Posey but it bears repeating. Featherston was to step down at Antietam due to illness and let Carnot Posey take command of his brigade. But He returned to duty leaving Posey without a command of his own. Featherston did however request a transfer to Mississippi after the Fredericksburg battle which gave his brigade back to Posey.
 
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Luke Freet

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Winfield Scott Featherston:
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Born: August 8, 1819View attachment 368224
Birth Place: Murfreesboro Tennessee
Father: Charles Featherston 1771 – 1852
(Buried: Franklin City Cemetery Franklin Georgia)
Mother: Lucy Pitts 1775 – 1853
(Buried: Franklin City Cemetery Franklin Georgia)
Wife: Elizabeth McEwen 1834 – 1878
(Buried: Hill Crest Cemetery Holly Springs Mississippi)
Children:
Charles Alexander Featherston 1859 – 1860
(Buried: Hill Crest Cemetery Holly Springs Mississippi)
Lizzie Georgia Featherston 1861 – 1878
(Buried: Hill Crest Cemetery Holly Springs Mississippi)
Winfield J. Featherston 1864 – 1878
Lucius Marshall Featherston 1870 – 1871
(Buried: Hill Crest Cemetery Holly Springs Mississippi)
Eloise Featherston Posey 1878 – 1945
(Buried: Hill Crest Cemetery Holly Springs Mississippi)

Education:
Completed Preparatory Studies

Occupation before War:
Served in the Creek Indians War
Attorney in Houston Mississippi
1847 – 1851: United States Representative from Mississippi
Attorney in Holly Springs Mississippi

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 17th​ Mississippi Infantry Regiment
1861: Led his Regiment during the First Battle of Bull Run
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army InfantryView attachment 368225
1862 – 1863: Participated in all the major Eastern Campaigns
1863 – 1865: Served in the Western Campaign of the War
1865: Surrendered and Paroled at Greensboro North Carolina

Occupation after War:
Attorney in Holly Springs Mississippi
President of Mississippi State Taxpayer's Convention
Mississippi State Representative
1882 – 1891: Judge of Second Judicial Circuit of Mississippi


Died:
May 28, 1891
Place of Death: Holly Springs Mississippi
Cause of Death: Paralysis
Age at time of Death: 70 years old
Burial Place: Hill Crest Cemetery Holly Springs Mississippi



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Looking at his list of children...only one ever lived to adulthood. Probably due to disease outbreaks. One hell for a father to go through.
Also, his war record reads rather sparce here. He served in every major campaign in the East until after Antietam, when he was transferred to Mississippi to take command of a brigade in Loring's division, which with some reorganization he would lead for the rest of the war, occassionally taking command of Loring's division when Loring rose to Corps command.
Surprised he was not promoted to Major General.
 

Polloco

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After his move to Mississippi he commanded a brigade under Loring at Champion's Hill. He and the division were cut off from Vicksburg and joined forces with General Joe Johnston.
 
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