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Death Notice of Charles W. Powers


C. W. Powers.

Comrade C. W. Powers died at the home of his son, C. W. Powers, Jr., on the 10th of June, 1917. He was born on the 3d of April, 1839. In 1861 he espoused the cause of the South- land and went out with the first company ever made up in the county, which became Company C, of the 37th Virginia Infantry, Stonewall Brigade, and participated in all the hard- fought battles around Richmond. After the war he returned home and pursued his occupation as a brick mason until a few days before his death. Some fifty years ago he made a profession of religion and joined the Baptist Church and lived a consistent member until his death. As a soldier he was brave and stood to his post. He was patriotic in public spirit and was as true to his friends as the needle to the pole. In all stations of life he measured up to the full requirements. At one time he was Commander of McElhaney Camp, No. 835. Comrade Powers was ever ready to defend the South- land with that fidelity and courage which was characteristic of him during his whole life. His wife died several years ago, leaving several children. He was laid to rest in the family burial ground near his home, the services being con- ducted by the Masons and Confederate soldiers. May the sods of the valley rest lightly over his gravel

[His commander, J. W. Bausell.]

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