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Smith Powell (February 6, 1843 - May 1897) served as a private in Company D, 13th Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry.

Private Smith Powell, ca. 1864. [Best resolution available.]

Personal life

Smith Powell was born February 6, 1843 in Wilkes County, North Carolina to James Calvin and Nancy C. (Lenderman) Powell.[1] He married Martha Florence Adams (1849-1918) with whom he had at least eleven children.

Civil War service

Powell enlisted in as a private in Company I on March 5, 1864 in Nashville, Tennessee for a period of three years. He mustered in April 13, 1864 and the following day was transferred to Company D by order of Colonel Miller.

At enlistment, Powell was 20 years old and by occupation a farmer. He is listed as present for duty throughout his term of service.

Powell mustered out with regiment on September 5, 1865 at Knoxville. He had last been paid to August 31, 1864. Powell owed $13.94 to the government for clothing, had received a bounty of $60 and was owed a $240 bounty.

Post-war life

Powell applied for an invalid's pension on May 8, 1871. His wife applied for a widow's pension July 15, 1897.

He died May 1897 in Ashe County, North Carolina and is buried at Powell Cemetery in Midway, Tennessee.


  1. At enlistment he declared that he was born in Johnson County, Tennessee.

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