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William Henry Powell diary

 Collection — Box: 68
Identifier: MS-SC1206

Scope and Contents

Copy of a diary kept while in Libby Prison discusses his daily activities, religious faith, letters to various people, illness, his trial, and his attempt to maintain his spirits.


  • Created: 1863


Biographical / Historical

Came to America from New South Wales with his parents in 1830, began working in the iron business at an early age, formed a regiment when the Civil War broke out and served as captain, major and lieutenant colonel of the 2nd Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Brevet major general in 1865. Was imprisoned in Libby Confederate Prison for a time.


1 Volumes

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