Patrick Powers, Civil War Soldier


Patrick Powers
Born in Ireland_Son of Patrick Powers_By occupation a Laborer_Single_At the age of 21 years, on May 11, 1861, enlisted for 3 year sin 2d Reg. Massachusetts Vol’s Infantry. Mustered same date and assigned to Company “B”_Rank Private with no subsequent changes.
He participated with his Reg. in the following engagements: Winchester against Stonewall Jackson, May 1862, Cedar Mountain July 1862, Chantilly, Antietam, Sept. 1862, Chancellorsville, May 1863, Beverly Ford, May 1863, Gettysburgh, July 1863. In Dec. 1863, with his Reg. he was transferred to Sherman’s Army and fought at Lookout Mountain, {Resacea}.
He was mustered out May 23, 1864, and having re-enlisted and rec’d his discharge June 4, 1864.
Powers re-enlisted on 12 April, 1865, for one year, in Albany, N.Y. sent to camp of rendezvous on Hart’s Island and thence to Washington. He was discharged by order of War Department May 11, 1865. He elected to enter Hancocks Veteran Corps but was never assigned to any Reg.


ca. 1861-1865


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