COLONEL W. H. POWELL
WATERTOWN, New York, November 16, 1901 – Colonel William H. Powell, retired, late of the Ninth Infantry, died at his home in Sacketts Harbor at an early hour this morning aged sixty-three years. Colonel Powell was the Democratic candidate for Congress in the recent Congressional fight.
Colonel Powell enlisted as a Private in the Fourth Battalion on April 17, 1861, and was discharged from service on July 17 of the same year. He was appointed as a Second Lieutenant of the Fourth Infantry on October 24, 1861 and accepted the post the following day. On September 16, 1862 he was promoted to First Lieutenant and was made Caption on February 2, 1865. He became a Major of the Twenty-Second Infantry on August 6, 1888 and Lieutenant Colonel of the Eleventh Infantry on May 4, 1892 and retired on April 25, 1899.
Twice Colonel Powell was brevetted for meritorious service, in the battle of Antietam and in front of Petersburg, Virginia. His body will be taken to Washington for interment in Arlington Cemetery.
POWELL, WILLIAM H
- COL RET 9TH US INF
- BURIED AT: SECTION WEST SITE 24
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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