|Description||Epaulet: One of a pair of epaulets (.7.187a-b) of brass with a brass crescent with a gold thread fringe and a five-pointed gold thread star on each shoulder. US Federal button near collar. The liner is made of yellow silk. White rectangular piece of paper with "12" on it, affixed to top of shoulder board.|
|Owner Regiment||16th Mississippi Infantry, "Wilkinson Rifles" ; Posey's Brigade in Richard H. Anderson's Division of the 3rd Corps|
|Event||Battle of Bristoe Station|
|Provenance||Brig. Gen. Carnot Posey wore this pair of epaulettes during the war. He was wounded in the left thigh by a shell fragment at the Battle of Bristoe Station on October 14, 1863, and died about one month later from infection.|
Battle of Bristoe Station
Civil War, U.S.
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries