Colonel R. M. Powell was a remarkable man from a remarkable era in American history. From his Alabama beginnings to his final days in St. Louis, his life took many twists and turns. Even so, we find the constant theme in his lifetime was the rightness of the Confederacy. The work contains 23 photos and maps, with one appendix of an Appomattox surrender newspaper article Colonel Powell wrote in 1886, and another with the roster of Company D, 5th Texas Infantry Regiment.
“Bob Reichardt has composed a splendid biography of Colonel Robert Powell, commander of one of the most famous of Texas regiments ever to serve in the Civil War. The book not only documents his service during that conflict but also his devotion to family and friends, the disturbing consequences of Reconstruction, and Powell's everlasting commitment to the honor of service to his native state.” - John Heiser, Historian, Gettysburg NMP.
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