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Confederate (CSV)


John Watson Matkin

(1840 - 1930)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was an unmarried 20 year old farmer from Huntsville, AL when he enlisted as Private on 26 April 1861 in Company F, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was present with his Company in engagements from First to Second Manassas.

On the Campaign

Present in action on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was at Fredericksburg, VA in December 1862. Transferred to Company D in March 1863, and saw action at Lookout Mountain and Knoxville, TN.

After the War

He was living in Austin, TX in 1870.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1. Details from family genealogists. His name also listed as J. Wat (or Watt) Matkin.


1840; Old Spring Hill, AL




1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15654]