site logo
[no picture yet]

[no picture yet]

Confederate (CSV)


James Hezekiah Watson

(1840 - 1906)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old farmer at Mine Creek, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company E, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861.He reenlisted in Company M as 4th Sergeant on 11 February 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 2nd Sergeant in December and 2nd Sergeant in May 1863. He was wounded again, at Chickamauga, GA on 20 September 1862. He was appointed First Sergeant in July 1864, but was in hospitals in Richmond, VA with an "old wound" from 15 August to 30 September. He was surrendered on 26 April 1865 and paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865.

After the War

He was farming at Ridge Springs, Edgefield County by 1870 and to at least 1900.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1870-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Ann Virginia Holland (1845-1917) and they had 11 children.


01/15/1840; Perry County, AL


06/16/1906; Ward, SC; burial in Spann United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ward, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 663  [AotW citation 24682]