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Capt Benjamin Lane Posey Jr.

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Capt Benjamin Lane Posey Jr. Veteran

Birth
Abbeville County, South Carolina, USA
Death
2 May 1888 (aged 60)
Hancock County, Mississippi, USA
Burial
Bay Saint Louis, Hancock County, Mississippi, USA Add to Map
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Captain Ben Lane Posey
Commander, Company K,
38th Alabama Infantry Volunteers CSA

Residence was not listed;
Enlisted as a Captain (date unknown).
"D" Co. AL 1st Infantry

Governor A. B. Moore commissioned Ben on February 25, 1861, to serve 12 months in the Battle for Southern Independence. He was age 32 when he enlisted. During the first year of war he commanded an artillery battery in Pensacola, Florida, called the Red Eagle Battery, Co. D, 1st Alabama Volunteers. After the South learned that a long and hard struggle would ensue Ben sought and was authorized to form a company of men to serve in the Confederate Infantry. He was a tireless recruiter and signed a few men far north in Alabama of his Mobile location. The company was to become Company K and assigned to Colonel Charles T. Ketchum's 38th Alabama Infantry Volunteers.

Sources:
http://csa38thalabama.home.att.net/poseypage.html
http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?C&1018500
Captain Ben Lane Posey
Commander, Company K,
38th Alabama Infantry Volunteers CSA

Residence was not listed;
Enlisted as a Captain (date unknown).
"D" Co. AL 1st Infantry

Governor A. B. Moore commissioned Ben on February 25, 1861, to serve 12 months in the Battle for Southern Independence. He was age 32 when he enlisted. During the first year of war he commanded an artillery battery in Pensacola, Florida, called the Red Eagle Battery, Co. D, 1st Alabama Volunteers. After the South learned that a long and hard struggle would ensue Ben sought and was authorized to form a company of men to serve in the Confederate Infantry. He was a tireless recruiter and signed a few men far north in Alabama of his Mobile location. The company was to become Company K and assigned to Colonel Charles T. Ketchum's 38th Alabama Infantry Volunteers.

Sources:
http://csa38thalabama.home.att.net/poseypage.html
http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?C&1018500


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  • Maintained by: Dennis M Ison
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: Oct 7, 2006
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16042089/benjamin_lane-posey: accessed ), memorial page for Capt Benjamin Lane Posey Jr. (21 Nov 1827–2 May 1888), Find a Grave Memorial ID 16042089, citing Cedar Rest Cemetery, Bay Saint Louis, Hancock County, Mississippi, USA; Maintained by Dennis M Ison (contributor 46544255).