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Confederate (CSV)

Private

George W. L. Watkins

(1835 - 1901)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Taylor County, he enlisted as Private, Company G, 6th Georgia Infantry on 27 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was listed as missing in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was detailed to the Engineer Department at Charleston, SC from September 1863 to at least April 1864, with no later record.

After the War

He was a farmer living in Macon County, GA at the 1900 US Census.

References & notes

Service information from Henderson.1 His status at Sharpsburg from a casualty list for the Regiment printed in the Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, GA) on 21 October 1862. His death place from a notice in the Butler Herald of 21 May 1901. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

08/27/1835 in GA

Death

05/16/1901 Garden Valley, Macon County, GA; burial in Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Taylor County, GA

Notes

1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 1, pg. 807  [AotW citation 21170]