Rare Confederate Reunion Medals Owned and Worn by E.C. Powell, Surgeon of the 3rd Va. Cavalry


Grouping of Rare Confederate Reunion Medals Owned and Worn by E.C. Powell, Surgeon of the 3rd Va. Cavalry – This rather complete grouping of Surgeon Powell’s reunion medals spans his lengthy activity in Confederate veteran organizations and includes several very rare medals and ribbons. In addition to the grouping of reunion items, the collection is accompanied by Dr. Powell’s war period Chloroform vial, as labeled, as well as a framed certificate certifying Powell as a delegate, in good standing, of the A.P. Hill Chapter of Confederate Veterans (from Petersburg, Va.), to a reunion and convention in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1916. Also included in the grouping is a Tiffany designed and marked, large bronze medal, with Dr. Powell’s name on the medal, commemorating the 300th Anniversary of the founding of the colony at Jamestown, in 1607. This is a superior grouping of many rarely encountered Confederate reunion medals and ribbons, all identified to a Virginia cavalry surgeon.

Eugene Cole Powell

Residence was not listed; 21 years old.  Enlisted on 7/5/1861 at Dinwiddie Court House, VA as a Private.  On 7/5/1861 he mustered into “I” Co. VA 3rd Cavalry  (date and method of discharge not given) He was listed as: * Detailed 7/15/1863 (place not stated) (Estimated day. Hosp. steward to 6/64) Other Information: born 1/1/1840 died 5/18/1920

in Dinwiddie County, VA


Eugene Cole Powell


Dinwiddie Court House, Virginia

Age at Enlistment:


Enlistment Date:

5 Jul 1861

Rank at enlistment:


Enlistment Place:

Dinwiddie Court House, Virginia

State Served:


Survived the War?:


Service Record:

Enlisted in Company I, Virginia 3rd Cavalry Regiment on 05 Jul 1861.

Birth Date:

1 Jan 1840

Death Date:

18 May 1920

Death Place:

Dinwiddie County, Virginia


The Virginia Regimental Histories Series















3rd VA Cavalry

Organized: on 10/31/61
Mustered Out: 4/9/65









Sep ’61 Oct ’61       Dept of Peninsula  
Oct ’61 Apr ’62 Cavalry     Dept of Peninsula  
Jan ’62 Feb ’62   McLaws’   Dept of Peninsula  
Apr ’62 Jul ’62 Cavalry     Army of Northern Virginia  
Jul ’62 Sep ’63 Fitz. Lee’s Cavalry   Army of Northern Virginia  
Sep ’63 Jul ’64 Wickham’s Fitz. Lee’s Cavalry Army of Northern Virginia  
Aug ’64 Jan ’65 Wickham’s Fitz. Lee’s/Rosser’s Valley District Dept of Northern Virginia  
Feb ’65 Apr ’65 Wickham’s/Mumford’s Fitz. Lee’s Cavalry Army of Northern Virginia  



Eugene C Powell






Emory and Henry College


Dinwiddie Co


 Dr Eugene Cole Powell, Sr

BIRTH 1 Jan 1840

Nottoway County, Virginia, USA

DEATH 19 May 1920 (aged 80)
BURIAL Good Shepherd Cemetery

McKenney, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, USA

Enlisted July 1861 – Surgeon Co.I – 3rd Virginia Cavalry – Fitzhugh Lee Division. – CSA
His obituary states he died on the 18th.

The son of William Cole Powell, he attended Randolph-Macon College. In 1861, he earned his Medical degree from The University of the city of New York. In 1861 he also enlisted with the 3rd Virginia Cavalry CSA. Early in 1862, he was appointed as a Hospital Steward by the Secretary of War. In 1863, he was sent to Georgia to serve as a steward in an Atlanta military hospital. By 1864, he was at the Blind School Hospital in Macon, Georgia. On January 5, 1865, he married Mary Duke. During the 1880s and 1890s, he practiced medicine in at Dinwiddie County, Virginia. An honorary member of the Medical Society of Virginia, he was county superintendent of schools for Dinwiddie for twenty-seven years, as well as for fourteen years, the president of the Bank of Dinwiddie.

Thank you to F. Terry Hambrecht, M.D. Senior Technical Advisor to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for the information.


Eugene C. Powell

Birth Date:


Death Date:

18 May 1920

Death Place:

McKenney, VA

Type Practice:


Practice Specialities:

McKenney, VA, Nov 5, 1915

Practice Dates Places:

McKenney, VA, Nov 5, 1915

Medical School:

New York University Medical College, New York: Univ. of City of New York Med. Dept., 1861,



Dr Eugene Cole Powell Sr

Birth Date:

1 Jan 1840

Birth Place:

Nottoway County, Virginia, United States of America

Death Date:

19 May 1920


Good Shepherd Cemetery

Burial or Cremation Place:

McKenney, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, United States of America

Has Bio?:



William Cole Powell


Mary Ranson Powell


Mary Medlock
Hattie Claiborne Fraser
Eugene Cole Powell
George Duke Powell
Delha Park Carter
Alexander Kennedy Powell
Bettie Baskerville Powell