Union Private George Hardin Powell Co. D 37th Ky. Mounted Infantry

Joined
Dec 31, 2010
Location
Kingsport, Tennessee
A 2 x great-grandfather of my wife. Her father's ancestors in Kentucky fought for the Union. Her mother's ancestors in southwest Virginia, for the most part, were Confederate.

George H. Powell
Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 8/3/1863 at Glasgow, KY as a Private.


On 10/24/1863 he mustered into "D" Co. KY 37th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 12/29/1864 at Louisville, KY

Thirty-seventh Infantry

KENTUCKY

(1-YEAR)
Thirty-seventh Infantry. -- Col., Charles S. Hanson Lieut.-
Col., Benjamin J. Spaulding; Maj., Samuel Martin.

The necessity for troops in Kentucky led to the organization
of this regiment in the summer of 1863. Cos. A, B and C were
mustered into service Sept. 17, and D, E, F and G Oct. 24, all
at Glasgow.

Capt. Stroub's company, which was originally intended for the
51st Ky. infantry, was mustered into service at Covington
Sept. 4, and afterward consolidated with the 37th as Co. H.
Cos. I and K were mustered at Glasgow Dec. 21 and 22.

On Oct. 6, at night, when but few of the regiment were in the
camp at Glasgow, the place was attacked by Col. Hughes and 142
of Maj. Martin's men were captured. Col. Hanson's report
shows that the regiment bore its full part in the exciting
movements, hard marches and frequent encounters, incident to
the campaign against Morgan in June 1864.

Early in Sept. 1864, Gen. Burbridge organized his expedition
to Saltville, Va., with which the regiment went in the brigade
commanded by Col. Hanson. It participated in the fighting
which occurred on this expedition, in which Col. Hanson was
wounded and captured.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 4, p. 340

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NOVEMBER 5, 1864.--Skirmish at Bloomfield, Ky.


Report of Maj. Samuel Martin, Thirty-seventh Kentucky Infantry.

BARDSTOWN, KY., November 17, 1864.
CAPT.: I have the honor to report to you that on the 5th instant as
one of my companies entered Bloomfield, under command of Capt.
Borrell, they surprised a lot of guerrillas at that place, fifteen in number,
who were having their horses shod, and had been pillaging the
town. Three guerrillas were captured and 2 badly wounded, said to be
mortally; the 2 wounded ones made their escape. On the following day
the captain started the three to me at this place, and about five miles, he
states, from Bloomfield they tried to escape, and all of them were killed
by the guards. Their remains were carried to Bloomfield the following
day (or on the 6th instant) by citizens, who gave their names as follows:
Tindle, Parkhurst, alias Jack Rabet, and Warford. The notorious Sue Mundy and Berry are said to be the ones who were wounded and made their escape. Sue's fine pipe fell a trophy to my men, and various other articles. Berry is now reported dead; that he died the day after the fight
at Fairfield. I have sent men there for information. My rations ran out
two days, ago, and I have been forced to subsist off of the citizens; sent
for rations yesterday. There is no battery here for the telegraph office.
Nothing more of importance. Will I go farther south soon?

I am, respectfully, yours,

SAMUEL MARTIN,
Maj., Cmdg. Forces.

Capt. J. S. BUTLER,
Assistant Adjutant-Gen., Lexington, Ky.

P. S.--Send us a paymaster as soon as our regiment is paid off and
discharged, if you please. Yours,

S. MARTIN,
Maj.


Source: Official Records
PAGE 898-77 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. [CHAP. LI.
[Series I. Vol. 39. Part I, Reports. Serial No. 77.]


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Chesapeake, VA
My gg-grandfather PVT Henry Procter also has a tie to "Sue Mundy" (Jerome Clark, the guerilla). His unit, Co C, 30th Wisconsin Infantry, was in Louisville from late Nov '64 to muster out Sep '65 serving on provost duty guarding POWs and hunting down guerillas. From a paper on the diary of Capt Arnold, Co C, 30th Wisconsin:

"In the early part of 1865, Clark [aka Sue Mundy] operated in Kentucky burning depots and freight cars. Arnold noted in his diary of March 11, 1865, that a squad of men went to take Mundy. They captured him two days later and brought him to Louisville. Four days later Mundy was hanged; Arnold was commander of the guard at the hanging."​
 
Joined
Dec 31, 2010
Location
Kingsport, Tennessee
My gg-grandfather PVT Henry Procter also has a tie to "Sue Mundy" (Jerome Clark, the guerilla). His unit, Co C, 30th Wisconsin Infantry, was in Louisville from late Nov '64 to muster out Sep '65 serving on provost duty guarding POWs and hunting down guerillas. From a paper on the diary of Capt Arnold, Co C, 30th Wisconsin:

"In the early part of 1865, Clark [aka Sue Mundy] operated in Kentucky burning depots and freight cars. Arnold noted in his diary of March 11, 1865, that a squad of men went to take Mundy. They captured him two days later and brought him to Louisville. Four days later Mundy was hanged; Arnold was commander of the guard at the hanging."​


I recently posted about Clark ( aka Sue Munday ) after seeing my wife's ancestor's unit had a run-in with him.
 
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