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D. Watson

D. Watson

Confederate (CSV)

Captain

David Watson

(1834 - 1864)

Home State: Virginia

Education: University of Virginia, Class of 1855

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Richmond Howitzers, 2nd Company

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer on his mother's Westend Plantation near Trevilians, VA, he enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant of Company C, 38th Battalion Virginia Heavy Artillery on 15 June 1861 and was commissioned Captain of the 2nd Company, Richmond Howitzers on 22 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the battery on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Major about January 1863, and was mortally wounded at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 10 May 1864. He died of wounds on 13 May.

References & notes

His service from the Fold3 database, source also of his picture, from a portrait. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

More on the Web

See more about his family home from the US Park Service.

Birth

11/25/1834; Louisa County, VA

Death

05/13/1864 in VA; burial in Bracketts Farm Cemetery, Louisa, VA