Orrin A. Watson(c. 1842 - 1862)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A clerk living in Orange County, he enlisted at age 19 in the Orange Guards (later Company G, 27th North Carolina Infantry) on 20 April 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Wilson1. Service details from the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database and the Roster2. His name also seen as Orin A. Watson, as in his membership in the congragation of the New Hope church, Orange County, NC.
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD
1 Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15 [AotW citation 9965]
2 Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 18 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-, Vol. VIII [AotW citation 10055]
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