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Confederate (CSV)


Charles Watson

(? - 1862)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Texas in Company C, First Texas Infantry on 7 April 1862 in Texas.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the leg and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated and he died of wounds on 20 September 1862 at the Stone House field hospital on the Samuel Poffenberger farm at Sharpsburg, and was buried on the grounds.

References & notes

His service from Davis,1 Simpson,2 and his Compiled Service Records,3 online from fold3. Wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862. Hospital detail from a list in the New York Times of 12 October 1862.


09/20/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142  [AotW citation 1445]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 31  [AotW citation 20874]