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Powers, John S., 1844-1864


Biographical Note

In 1844, John S. Powers was born to Mary A. and Joseph S. Powers in Ashland, Massachusetts. In 1862, when Powers was 18, he traveled to a recruitment camp in Alexandria, Virginia where he wrote the letter to Nellie E Williams (Death: 1886). Powers enlisted as a Private into Company H of the 25th Regiment of Massachusetts on August 14, 1862. He was killed in action at the Battle of Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864.

Wearing the Blue: 25 Massachusetts Volunteers.Denny, J. Waldo. Putnam & Davis Publishers. 1879.
Ancestry. U.S., Civil War Solider Records and Profiles, 1861-1865
Ancestry. 1860 United States Federal Census.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John S. Powers Letter,

Identifier: Ms-2015-047

The collection includes a letter from John S. Powers to Nellie E. Williams on November 23, 1862 and a sprig from a boxwood tree. Powers letter includes a personal description of conditions in Alexandria, local sites, and news.

Dates: 1862 - 1862