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.]