★★★ -Josey, John E.

John E. Josey:
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Born: 1831
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Birthplace: Marengo County Alabama
Father: Emanuel Josey
Mother: Mary Matthews
Wife: Clementine J. Borum Unknown – 1887
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)
Children:
Thomas E. Josey Unknown – 1892
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)
John E. Josey Jr. 1865 – 1913
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)

Education:
Attended University of Mississippi
Graduated from Nashville Medical College

Occupation before War:
Medical Doctor in Osceola Arkansas

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: 1st​ Lt. Company E 15th​ Arkansas Infantry Regiment
1862: Major of 15th​ Arkansas Infantry Regiment
1862: Lt. Colonel of 15th​ Arkansas Infantry Regiment
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 15th​ Arkansas Infantry Regiment
1863: Recruiter in Arkansas for building a Regiment
1864: Wounded and Captured in skirmish at St. Francis River Arkansas
1864 – 1865: Prisoner of War held at Camp Chase Union Army Prison
1865: Paroled from Camp Chase by Union Army on June 15, 1865

Occupation after War:
Medical Doctor in Mississippi County Arkansas


Died: October 31, 1866
Place of Death: Osceola Florida
Age at time of Death: 35 years old
Cause of Death: Yellow Fever
Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee (Nov. 2, 1866)


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John E. Josey:
:CSA1stNat:
Born: 1831View attachment 385378
Birthplace: Marengo County Alabama
Father: Emanuel Josey
Mother: Mary Matthews
Wife: Clementine J. Borum Unknown – 1887
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)
Children:
Thomas E. Josey Unknown – 1892
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)
John E. Josey Jr. 1865 – 1913
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee)

Education:
Attended University of Mississippi
Graduated from Nashville Medical College

Occupation before War:
Medical Doctor in Osceola Arkansas

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: 1st​ Lt. Company E 15th​ Arkansas Infantry Regiment
1862: Major of 15th​ Arkansas Infantry Regiment
1862: Lt. Colonel of 15th​ Arkansas Infantry Regiment
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 15th​ Arkansas Infantry Regiment
1863: Recruiter in Arkansas for building a Regiment
1864: Wounded and Captured in skirmish at St. Francis River Arkansas
1864 – 1865: Prisoner of War held at Camp Chase Union Army Prison
1865: Paroled from Camp Chase by Union Army on June 15, 1865

Occupation after War:
Medical Doctor in Mississippi County Arkansas


Died: October 31, 1866
Place of Death: Osceola Florida
Age at time of Death: 35 years old
Cause of Death: Yellow Fever
Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee (Nov. 2, 1866)


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The 15th Arkansas is most commonly refered to as "Josey's 15th" to distinguish it from the 2 other regiments numbered the 15th Arkansas.
This is despite him rarely being in command of the regiment.
He would be the last designated Colonel of Patrick Cleburne's old regiment, as after Shiloh it rarely required a Colonel.
Hence is probably why he was sent back to Arkansas to recruit a new unit; he wasn't needed for the 15th.
 
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The 15th Arkansas is most commonly refered to as "Josey's 15th" to distinguish it from the 2 other regiments numbered the 15th Arkansas.
This is despite him rarely being in command of the regiment.
He would be the last designated Colonel of Patrick Cleburne's old regiment, as after Shiloh it rarely required a Colonel.
Hence is probably why he was sent back to Arkansas to recruit a new unit; he wasn't needed for the 15th.
This unit was so depleted later in the war it was consolidated with 9 other units and was known as the 1st Arkansas Consoliated Regiment. That's when Col. Edward A. Howell took command.
 
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