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Collection Number: 00610-z

Collection Title: Charles Stevens Powell Reminiscences, 1917.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Abstract Charles Stevens Powell (1843-1918) was a Confederate soldier in the 24th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. Powell joined the Army in May 1861 at the age of 17 and served primarily in Virginia and West Virginia. The collection includes photocopy and carbon typescripts of recollections, written circa 1917, of aspects of Charles Stevens Powell's Confederate army service. "Reminiscences of the first eight months of the war, 1861-1862," (11 pages) recounts experiences with the 24th North Carolina Infantry Regiment in Virginia and West Virginia beginning with his enlistment in 1861. Powell described travel to West Virginia and military action there; typhoid and other illnesses; his duties as escort to Mary Boyd Clark, wife of Colonel William J. Clark; and his wages and 30-day furlough. Powell also mentioned Colonel William J. Clark, Captain Lane, and General Bob Ransom. An untitled essay (5 pages) presents anecdotes about Wright and Robinson, two slaves who served as cooks and waiters in the Confederate Army, and other incidents. "Wilmington's City and River Defenses" (9 pages) describes events involving these defenses, 1863-1864.
Creator Powell, Charles Stevens, 1843-1918.
Language English
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Charles Stevens Powell Reminiscences, #610-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
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Charles Stevens Powell (1843-1918) was a Confederate soldier in the 24th North Carolina Regiment. Powell joined the Army in May 1861 at the age of 17 and served primarily in Virginia and West Virginia.

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The collection includes photocopy and carbon typescripts of recollections, written circa 1917, of aspects of Charles Stevens Powell's Confederate army service. "Reminiscences of the first eight months of the war, 1861-1862," (11 pages) recounts experiences with the 24th North Carolina Infantry Regiment in Virginia and West Virginia beginning with his enlistment in 1861. Powell described travel to West Virginia and military action there; typhoid and other illnesses; his duties as escort to Mary Boyd Clark, wife of Colonel William J. Clark; and his wages and 30-day furlough. Powell also mentioned Colonel William J. Clark, Captain Lane, and General Bob Ransom. An untitled essay (5 pages) presents anecdotes about Wright and Robinson, two slaves who served as cooks and waiters in the Confederate Army, and other incidents. "Wilmington's City and River Defenses" (9 pages) describes events involving these defenses, 1863-1864.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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