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Confederate (CSV)


E. C. Powell

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Marion County, TX, he mustered as Private in Company D, First Texas Infantry on 6 June 1861 in New Orleans. He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant, date not given, and wounded at Malvern Hill, VA on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the arm and foot in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded 3 times at Chickamauga, GA, 18-20 September 1863, including by gunshot through the chest. He was deemed disabled and assigned as a hospital nurse and was paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 12 April 1865.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and Simpson,2 who has him as F.C. Powell. Sharpsburg wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862.


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142  [AotW citation 1457]