John Watson Matkin(1840 - 1930)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was an unmarried 20 year old farmer from Huntsville, AL when he enlisted as Private on 26 April 1861 in Company F, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was present with his Company in engagements from First to Second Manassas.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was at Fredericksburg, VA in December 1862. Transferred to Company D in March 1863, and saw action at Lookout Mountain and Knoxville, TN.
After the War:
He was living in Austin, TX in 1870.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1. Details from family genealogists. His name also listed as J. Wat (or Watt) Matkin.
|Place of Birth: Old Spring Hill, AL |
1 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15654]
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