POWELL, WILLIAM H. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Major, 2d West Virginia Cavalry.
Place and date:   At Sinking Creek Valley, Va., 26 November 1862.

Entered service at:   Ironton, Ohio.

Birth:   England.

Date of issue:   22 July 1890.

Citation:   Distinguished services in raid, where with 20 men, he charged and captured the enemy's camp, 500 strong, without the loss of man or gun.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)