CPT Stephen Woods Poage

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CPT Stephen Woods Poage

Death 16 May 1863 (aged 25)
Burial Champion Hill, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
Plot Unmarked on the field
Memorial ID 190439383 View Source
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Capt. Stephen W. Poage
10th Iowa Company I
com. 2d lieut. Sept. 24, 1861,
prmtd. Capt. Aug. 2, 1862, KIA at the battle of Champion Hill - May 16. 1863 while his unit was supporting the relief of Hovey's Division.
Burlington Weekly Hawkeye (Wednesday June 10th, 1863 page 4) "Capt. Poage fell killed almost instantly, while cheering on his men."
The Story of Champion Hill From The Diary With Fire and Sword; Major S. H. M. Byers (5th Iowa Infantry) "When the troops went off into the road to start in pursuit of the flying enemy, I searched over the battlefield for my best friend, poor Captain Poage, with whom I had talked of our Northern homes only the night before. He lay dead among the leaves, a bullet hole in his forehead. Somebody buried him, but I never saw his grave."

Before the War, Capt. Poage was formerly a school teacher from Wittemberg College, Jasper County, Iowa.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/190439383/stephen-woods-poage : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Stephen Woods Poage (21 Jul 1837–16 May 1863), Find a Grave Memorial ID 190439383, citing Champion Hill Burial Ground, Champion Hill, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Jim (contributor 48657428) .