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Maj David Watson
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Birth: Nov. 25, 1834
Louisa County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 13, 1864
Virginia, USA

David Watson graduated from the University of Virginia in 1855. He returned to farming at Westend (Plantation) until the outbreak of war. He joined the First Regiment of Virginia Artillery and fought in the Peninsula Campaign. On 30Apr1862, he was promoted to captain of the Second Company of Richmond Howitzers and led them at Seven Pines on through the Maryland Campaign (Antietam). After the Battle of Fredericksburg, he was promoted to major and fought at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and finally Spotsylvania, where in the afternoon or evening of 10May1864 he was mortally wounded during Col. Emory Upton's assault on the earthworks at Mule Shoe Salient, dying three days later.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Watson (1802 - 1837)
  Susan Dabney Morris Watson (1811 - 1869)
 
 Sibling:
  Mary Minor Watson Taylor (1832 - 1905)*
  David Watson (1834 - 1864)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Major in the Confederate Army and gave his life in defense of the right
 
Burial:
Bracketts Farm Cemetery
Louisa
Louisa County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: J
Record added: Apr 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51554054
Maj David Watson
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Maj David Watson
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Maj David Watson
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Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Aug. 10, 2014

- Leon Edmund Basile
 Added: Jul. 23, 2011
 
 
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