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William Henry Powell
Birth: May 10, 1825
Torfaen, Wales
Death: Dec. 26, 1904
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier 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) 
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  Emma P. West Powell (1843 - 1928)*
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Graceland Cemetery
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section N, Lot 284
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 27, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5896653
William Henry Powell
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- Wagon Master
 Added: Feb. 1, 2017
Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Dec. 26, 2016

- Cherokee Rose~1
 Added: Dec. 6, 2015
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