Trivia Question 8-6-19 butternuts

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According to my source on Saturday, April 5th - - -

“Major James E. Powell, an experienced soldier, spotted a large body of enemy cavalry hovering on the edges of the woods, taking in the proceedings. He notified Prentiss, who decided to investigate with a reconnaissance at 4 p.m. of five companies, commanded by Colonel David Moore."

Answer: Major James Edwin Powell (1819-1862) from the 25th Missouri
 

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Who was the Major from the 25th Missouri who reported the presence of "butternuts" to General Prentiss the day before the Battle of Shiloh?

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James E. Powell (1819-1962). He observed rebel cavalry watching the U. S. Forces on parade Saturday, April 5, 1862, and alerted Colonel Everett Peabody. Peabody warned General Prentiss and authorized a patrol that eventually became involved in a firefight that began the battle on April 6, 1862.
Both Powell and Peabody were killed in the battle.
 
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That should be Major James Edwin Powell once more...

"Major James E. Powell of the 25 th Missouri notices “butternuts” observing the review and reports this to Lt. Col. Graves of the 12 th Michigan who is serving as officer of the day. Prentiss orders Colonel Moore to do a reconnaissance late afternoonwith three ..."

 

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Major James Edwin Powell (19 December 1819 - 6 April 1862)
The following day, Saturday [April 5, 1862], General Prentiss's division was reviewed by General Prentiss. After the review, Major Powell, of the 25th Missouri, came to me (I was division officer of the day), and said he saw 'Butternuts' looking through the underbrush at the parade, about a dozen.
 
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