above picture is from a war time photograph of Lizzie Powell,
famed in story and song for her service to the Southern
Confederacy. Her skill as a spy often brought to naught
the plans of Union commanders. Eventually, Miss Powell
was captured. Instead of being sent to the scaffold she
was given her liberty on condition that she go to what is now
the state of Nevada and remain there until after the war. She
came to a tragic death in Denver in later years. While
riding with the governor in a parade the horses ran away and
she was killed. Miss Powell belonged to the Powell family
near Strother and frequently visited that neighborhood during
her Civil War career.
Centennial edition of the Monroe County Appeal dated 13 Aug
1931; submitted by Mary Beth Kirtlink.
See Lizzie Powell’s journal at http://www.rootsweb.com/~momonroe/rebeljournal.htm