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Winfield Scott Featherston
Birth: Aug. 8, 1820
Death: May 28, 1891

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) 
Family links: 
  Charles Featherston (1771 - 1852)
  Lucy Pitts Featherston (1775 - 1853)
  Mary Holt Harris Featherston (1827 - 1849)*
  Lizzie McEwen Featherston (1834 - 1878)*
  Charles Alexander Featherston (1859 - 1860)*
  Lizzie Georgia Featherston (1861 - 1878)*
  Winfield J Featherston (1864 - 1878)*
  Lucius Marshall Featherston (1870 - 1871)*
  Eloise Featherston Posey (1878 - 1945)*
  Edward Featherston (1796 - 1857)*
  Berinthia M. McMurry (1802 - 1887)*
  Lucius H. Featherston (1814 - 1886)*
  Winfield Scott Featherston (1820 - 1891)
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Hill Crest Cemetery
Holly Springs
Marshall County
Mississippi, USA
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