14 January 2014
150 Years Ago Today: The Death of Wiley Powell
Almost as soon as Wiley joined the regiment, he went into the hospital. He suffered from rheumatism and tuberculosis and was in and out of hospitals throughout his service. He was admitted to Lynchburg Hospital No 3, where he stayed for a number of months before he died on 24 Jan 1864.
Wiley was buried at the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia. There is a cenotaph for him in Elbert County, Georgia at the Rock Branch Cemetery where many of his family are buried.