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 Winfield Scott Featherston

Winfield Scott Featherston

Birth
Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
Death 28 May 1891 (aged 70)
Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 10864 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General, US Congressman. Prior to the Civil War, he served as a Mississippi, elected Democrat to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses, serving 1847 to 1851. After Mississippi seceded from the Union, he raised a regiment in the 17th Mississippi Infantry and was appointed it's Colonel. He fought at the Battle of Ball's Bluff and for gallantry, was commissioned Brigadier General in March 1862. He led a brigade in the Army of Virginia during the Peninsula Campaign, at Antietam and at Fredericksburg. From 1863 to 1865, he fought in the Vicksburg Campaign and the Atlanta Campaign, until he surrendered his corps at Bennett Place, North Carolina. After the war, he served as a member of the Mississippi State House of Representatives in 1876 and 1880, delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1880 and as a member of the State Constitutional Convention in 1890.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Find A Grave Memorial 10864
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Winfield Scott Featherston (8 Aug 1820–28 May 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10864, citing Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .