(1840 - 1930)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry
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.
On the Campaign
Present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.
The rest 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 & notes
Basic information from State of Alabama1. Details from family genealogists. His name also listed as J. Wat (or Watt) Matkin.
1840; Old Spring Hill, AL