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Confederate (CSV)


W. H. Powell

(? - 1863)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company I, Third Infantry on 14 April 1861 and mustered into Confederate service on 6 June 1861 at Columbia, SC. He reenlisted on 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, losing a leg.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in Frederick, MD on 2 May 1863. Originally buried "on west side of cemetery at Frederick." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service and death details from Salley2.


05/05/1863 Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4914]

2   Salley, Alexander S., Jr., compiler, South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service, 3 vols., Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1913-1930, Vol. 2, pg. 538  [AotW citation 12876]