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Maj James Edwin Powell
Birth: Dec. 19, 1819
Worcestershire, England
Death: Apr. 6, 1862
Pittsburg Landing
Hardin County
Tennessee, USA

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.

More data in Wikipedia: Major James Edwin Powell
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Emily Fike Powell (1820 - 1843)
  Mary Ann Powell Stafford Hunter Adams (1832 - 1900)*
 
 Children:
  James Edwin Powell (1850 - 1929)*
  Winfield Scott Powell (1853 - 1917)*
  Albert Tracy Powell (1855 - 1869)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Shiloh National Military Park
Shiloh
Hardin County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Probably #3582 in Officers' Circle
 
Created by: CryptoGram
Record added: Mar 17, 2007
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Maj James Edwin Powell
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Maj James Edwin Powell
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Maj James Edwin Powell
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thinkin' about you and the rest of the posse of nine today...love
- CryptoGram
 Added: May. 26, 2014
Thank you for your service. 152 years ago today
- Michael Yuhas
 Added: Apr. 6, 2014
Yes, Sir, I did hear a shot at the time you were probably limping out of Fraley Field 152 years ago today. Your family thanks you for many things, but right now for leading the posse of nine ghost riders in the sky; our love travels along with you all unt...(Read more)
- CryptoGGgranddaughter
 Added: Apr. 6, 2014
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