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William Henry Powell
Birth: May 10, 1825
Death: Dec. 26, 1904

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. At the start of the Civil War, he was commissioned Captain in command of a company in the 2nd Regiment, West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry. With the West Virginia Cavalry, he rose to the rank of Colonel in command of operations against the Confederates in West Virginia and Virginia. Promoted Brigadier General in 1864, in a skirmish at Wytheville, Virginia, he was badly wounded, captured and taken prisoner to Libby Prison, Richmond. Toward the end of the war, he was prisoner exchanged for a son of General Robert E. Lee and released. For his service to the Union, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers. After the war, he was elected commander of the Society of the Army of West Virginia. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Graceland Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section N, Lot 284
 
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Record added: Oct 27, 2001
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William Henry Powell
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Companion #04367 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
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