Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Oliver P. Posey

Oliver P. Posey.

Birth: 1843,Ohio.
Death: Unknown.

Parents: John B. and Dulcina Posey.

Brothers and Sisters: Mary, Oliver P., Eugenia, Charlotte Posey.

Burial: Unknown..

Directory and Soldiers Register of Wyane County Indiana.

Oliver P. Posey, enlisted April 1, 1861,in Company C., Eight Regiment Indiana Volnnteers Infantry, for three months, was in battle of Rich Mountain, and was discharged at expiration of term of enlistment.  

Reenlisted in same company August 1,1861,for three years; was in the battles of Pea Ridge, and all the battles incident to the capture of Vicksburg, including Port Gibson ( where he was wounded , the ball remaining in his arm ), Black River Bridge, the assault or Rebel works at Vicksburg,Jackson, Mississippi,and also the battles of Winchester, Cedar Creek and Fisher's Hill.

He fought by Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley, and is yet in the service, May, 1865.  He is the son of John B. Posey, of Richmond, Wyane County,Indiana.

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