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Federal (USV)


Hiram B. Watts

(c. 1837 - 1865)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a 24 year old farmer when he mustered into service as Private, Company D, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 27 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was reported as a deserter on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was captured and returned to service, in Company C, 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry, date not given, but died in Alexandria, VA on 5 July 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1 and Ward.2 Bates says he enlisted in the 8th Cavalry in August 1862, and is buried (in Alexandria National Cemetery?) in grave #3283; he's not found in the Veteran's Administration grave locator. Personal details from the Descriptive List.3


c. 1837 in PA


07/05/1865; Alexandria, VA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. III, pp. 127, 842  [AotW citation 10868]

2   Ward, Joseph R. C., History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: Grant, Faires & Rogers, 1906, pg. 328  [AotW citation 21521]

3   US War Department, Provost Marshal General, Descriptive List of Deserters from Pennsylvania Military Units During the Civil War, Washington, DC: US War Department, 1866, pg. 171, row 19  [AotW citation 21656]