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E.S. Watson

E.S. Watson

Federal (USV)


Evan S. Watson

(1838 - 1862)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

A pattern-maker in Wilmington before the War, he enrolled as First Lieutenant, Company A, First Delaware Infantry for 3 months in April 1861. He was promoted to Captain in May. He enrolled at age 22 on 7 August 1861 at Wilmington as Captain of Company A when the Regiment reorganized for 3 years service.

On the Campaign

He was on detached duty in Wilmington immediately before the Maryland Campaign, but rejoined his Company shortly before the battle. He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Delaware1. His photograph from a February 1862 CDV in the collection of the Smithsonian, National History Museum, Washington, DC. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.


11/03/1838 in PA


09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, DE


1   State of Delaware, Adjutant General's Office, Civil War Military records for Delaware Units, Published 1861-, first accessed 31 January 2015, <>, Source page: Muster Out Roll, First Delaware Infantry  [AotW citation 13686]