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Powell, Edward Henry

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Fairfield, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF, 10th USCI
Service: enl 7/17/62, m/i 9/1/62, 1SGT, Co. F, 10th VT INF, disch 12/7/63 for pr as LTC, 10th USCI, [College: UVM 65]

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VITALS

Birth: 09/03/1839, Unknown
Death: 05/04/1911

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: row 1 west road
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 13245198

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/16/1905, VT; widow Georgiana, R., 7/13/1911, VT
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, History 10th Infantry
College?: UVM 65
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: more off-site

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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Tenth Infantry)


Biography

POWELL, Edward Henry. He was born September 3, 1839, in Richford. He entered the University of Vermont, Class of 1865, having fitted at Fairfax, Vt., and in Potsdam (NY) Academy.

He enlisted 7/17/1862, appointed 1st Sergeant, Co. F, 10th Vermont Infantry, and served with that regiment until 12/7/63. He was present in action at Mine Run, Va. He was discharged by Special Order No. 542 to accept an appointment in the USCT, was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel, 10th USCI, on 11/27/63. He joined the regiment at Craney Island, Va., 12/19/1863, served about sixteen months in the Army of the James, in action at Wilson's Landing, Va.; assigned to duty under General Patrick, Provost Marshal, Army of the Potomac, at City Point, Va., hwere his regiment performed guard duty, protecting stores, etc. at Army Headquarters for 11 months, during which time was sent to the front in late 3/65, where his command was on duty 3-4 weeks, in the siege and capture of the Confederate capitol. Entered Richmond with the 25th Corps, after which returned at once to City Pont. Later in June, 1865, ordered to Texas, where he remained 11 months. Discharged 5/17/1866, having served 3 years and 10 months. He was in command of the regiment all but 2-3 months, except the last 6 months, when he commanded a separate brigade of four regiments and the Eastern District of Texas. He was discharged 5/16/1866.

He was admitted to the Bar at Corpus Christi, Texas, 9/1865; practiced at Richford, 10/1866-6/1892; Treasurer of U.V.M. 6/1892-1896; member of firm of Powell and Powell. His partner (son?) was Max Leon Powell, UVM Class of 1889. In November, 1878, he was elected Auditor of Accounts of the State of Vermont, serving until at least 1892. He was appointed Inspector of Customs for the Richford District, 1866-1868; State's Attorney 1872 and 1873; Town Representative, 1874; State Senator 1878; State Auditor of Accounts 11/1878-11/1892. He was a member of the Loyal Legion.

He died 5/4/1911, and is buried in Lakeview cemetery, Burlington, Vt.

Source: Revised Roster, p. 720; Catalogue of the Delta Psi Fraternity of the University of Vermont, 1850-1896, pp. 43-44

Obituary

DEMISE OF COL. E. H. POWELL
Well Known Resident of Burlington Died Suddenly

Burlington, May 5. - Colonel E. Henry Powell, died suddenly last evening at 8:45 o'clock. His condition was critical for only an hour before the end. He had taken his customary morning and evening drive and appeared in his usual health until early evening. Colonel Powell had experienced a long period of poor health which compelled his resignation of the office of treasurer of the University of Vermont about three years ago and the relinquishment of his extensive law practice at the same time.

Edward Henry Powell was born in Richford Sept. 3, 1839. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted as a private on July 17, 1862. He was promoted to the rank of first sergeant before leaving the State and at the expiration of a little more than one year's service in that capacity was ordered before General Casey's examining board for promotion in colored troops. He passed a creditable examination and received a commission as Lieut. Colonel November 27, 1863.

After his discharge as lieutenant-colonel he returned to Richford and practiced law.

In 1892 he removed to this city in order to accept the position of treasurer of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, which position he held until about three years ago. He served as inspector of customs from 1866 to 1869; was State's attorney, 1872-1874; representative from 1874-1876; State senator, 1878-1880; was chosen State auditor in 1878 which position he held for 14 consecutive years. He was a member of the G. A. R., the Loyal Legion and Sons of the American Revolution.

Colonel Powell was twice married. In November 1864, he married Ellen G. Rowell of North Troy of which union two children were born, Blanche P., who is Mrs. William H. Spring, of Dresden, Germany, and Max L., of this city. In October 1877, he married Mrs. Georgiana Bailey, of Montpelier, who survives him with two children, Gertrude Bently, wife of Dr. Dudley Morris, of New York city, and T. Reed Powell, now taking graduate work at Columbia University.

Source: Montpelier Evening Argus, May 5, 1911.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.