Eugene PowellHome State: Ohio
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 66th Ohio Infantry
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He helped organize and mustered into service as Captain of, Company I, 4th Ohio Infantry at Camp Jackson, Columbus, Ohio. The 4th was mustered into 3 months Federal service in May, but soon agreed to 3-years' service. At the organization of the new 66th Ohio Infantry (17 December 1861), Powell was appointed Major. In May 1862 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He led his Regiment, part of Gen Greene's XII Corps Division, in their assault to the Dunker Church on 17 September. He reported that he "was wounded by a musket-shot along the cheek and neck, which disabled me from remaining on the field the rest of the day."
The remainder of the War:
In March 1865 he was appointed Colonel of the 193rd Ohio Infantry.
After the War:
He was elected to the Ohio State House from Delaware County in 1871.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: History of Delaware and Ohio, Chapter IX, Chicago: O. L.. Baskin's Co., Historical Publishers, 1880; posted online by Allen L. Potts at Heritage Pursuits.
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