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Confederate (CSV)


Nicholas Henry Watson

(1839 - 1919)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 23 year old farmer at Ridge Post Office, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company E, 7th South Carolina Infantry 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862 and his arm was amputated.

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA to 7 October and then furloughed. He was probably discharged for disability about January 1863.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists, at least one having him as Nichols H. Watson, and the US Census of 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




03/10/1919; burial in Good Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery, Ward, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 664  [AotW citation 24683]