|Birth: ||Dec. 19, 1819|
|Death: ||Apr. 6, 1862|
Thirteenth child of James & Ann Hopkins Powell
Evidently the most central participant in the Battle of Shiloh who was KIA and is also buried there. Officer in 1st Infantry, Regular Army of the United States, detached to 25th Missouri on 24MAR1862.
After noticing 'butternuts' watching Union parade, Major Powell was sent out by COL Everett Peabody (KIA Shiloh, but buried in family plot; Springfield, MA) both to reconnoiter the evening of 05APR1862 and to lead the morning patrol 06APR1862 as described/pictured on the Fraley Field marker where the Battle of Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing) began.
Colonel Peabody took it upon himself to issue this order, and incurred the wrath of General Prentiss for same; since both Peabody and Powell died that day, they filed no after-action reports and were basically overlooked for their acts as unsung heroes in saving the Union, which researchers and writers have brought back to light by combing official records in more recent years.
Battery James Powell (1901 - 1943), one of the four coastal artillery batteries located at Fort Worden, Washington to protect Puget Sound, was named for him.
J. E. Powell was hit eleven times through the day of 06APR1862 and finally mortally wounded/died/buried at Shiloh officially "unknown," but most likely in Officers' Circle #3582 per description of grave notes learned on two-year mission by family to disinter the lost facts of his life.
Emily Fike Powell (1820 - 1843)
Mary Ann Powell Stafford Hunter Adams (1832 - 1900)*
James Edwin Powell (1850 - 1929)*
Winfield Scott Powell (1853 - 1917)*
Albert Tracy Powell (1855 - 1869)*
Shiloh National Military Park
Plot: Probably #3582 in Officers' Circle
Created by: CryptoGram
Record added: Mar 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18483519