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Confederate (CSV)


Samuel Giles Watkins

(1837 - 1931)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 23, from Panola County, he enlisted in Company H, 17th Mississippi Infantry at Corinth on 27 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was "partially paralyzed" and discharged, date not known.

After the War

He moved to Texas about 1870.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Personal details from descendant Margaret Watkins Anderson in the UDC's Patriot Ancestor Album (1999). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He enlisted with friend and neighbor Joseph Hardie; both were wounded at Sharpsburg and they later married each other's sisters. His wife was Amanda Caroline Hardie (1837-1916).




09/11/1931; burial in Lockhart Municipal Burial Park, Lockhart, TX