WILLIAM L. POWELL, COL, CSA
William Powell '47
Date of birth: March 6, 1826
Date of death: September 25, 1863
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
Life & Loss
He was born in Virginia and appointed to the Naval Academy from Washington, D.C.
Midshipman, 20 September, 1841. Passed Midshipman, 10 August, 1847. Master, 10 July, 1855. Lieutenant, 14 September, 1855. Dismissed 20 April, 1861.
Confederates in Memorial Hall
This alumni is included on this site because he is listed in Memorial Hall. We do not feel this is appropriate—these men took up arms against the same constitution they'd once sworn to support and defend—and we have engaged with the Naval Academy and the Naval Academy Alumni Association to correct these and other errors.