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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Fleming Powers

(c. 1839 - 1863)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

About age 22, he enlisted as Private, Company K of the 6th Georgia Infantry on 29 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot through the hip and bladder and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital near the battlefield, then sent to US Army General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD on 4 October 1862. He was transferred to General Hospital #1, also in Frederick on 29 December 1862, where he died of his wounds on 29 January 1863. He was originally buried "on west side of [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick" and was probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. His service from Henderson2 and his Consolidated Service Records (via Fold3). Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,3 as Fleming Powell, and the MSHWR.4 He was listed as "missing" in a casualty list for the Regiment printed in the Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, GA) on 21 October 1862. He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD, and has a modern stone there [via Findagrave]. Thanks to Barry Truluck for his research into Powers.

More on the Web

His hospital treatment case history with extensive detail is found in the Medical and Surgical History and is online from the US National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Birth

c. 1839

Death

01/29/1863 Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

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 4915]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 1, pg. 831  [AotW citation 21194]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #743, 9.507  [AotW citation 21195]

4   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Volume 2, Part 2, pp. 291-293  [AotW citation 21196]