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Confederate (CSV)


Benjamin L. Powell

(? - 1863)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was elected Junior 2nd Lieutenant of Company D, 13th Georgia Infantry on 17 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and was elected 2nd Lieutenant the same day.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, on 1 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA, and was killed at Winchester, VA on 27 July 1863.

References & notes

His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3.

He was possibly the son born about 1834 to Thomas and Rebecca Owsley Powell and lived next door to their large farm at Pleasant Hill, Talbot County, GA in 1860.


Date not known; Talbot County, GA


07/27/1863; Winchester, VA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 7252]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28261]