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Object Name Epaulet
Catalog Number 0985.07.00187b
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.
Dimensions L-7 inches
Owned Carnot Posey
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.
People Posey, Carnot
Search Terms Battle of Bristoe Station
Subjects Casualties, War
Civil War, U.S.
Dead persons
Ill persons
Military officers
Wounded in war
Wounds & injuries
Casualties, War
War casualties