Powell, Edward Henry
Age: 22, credited to Fairfield, VTVITALS
Birth: 09/03/1839, UnknownADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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Edward H. Powell
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