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Confederate (CSV)


Henry Howard Watkins

(1837 - 1921)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 22 year old merchant/store clerk at Burnt Corn in Monroe County, AL. He enlisted as 2nd Sergeant of Company D (later renamed C), 5th Alabama Infantry on 15 March 1861 at Pineville.

On the Campaign

He was listed as missing in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862, but had "left ranks sick at Boonsboro, Md", and was probably captured there. There is no later military record.

After the War

By 1880 and to at least 1910 he was a farmer at Old Texas (later Simpkinsville), Monroe County, AL. In 1920 he was a miller there.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 He's seen as missing on South Mountain in a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. Personal details from the Alabama Census of Confederate Veterans (1907), family genealogists, and the US Census for 1860-1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Ida P. Chapman (1858-1947) in September 1877 and they had 6 children.


11/10/1837; Burnt Corn, Monroe County, AL


10/18/1921; Monroe County, AL; burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, Monroe County, AL


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=213305  [AotW citation 25610]