Maj David Watson

Maj David Watson

Birth
Louisa County, Virginia, USA
Death 13 May 1864 (aged 29)
Virginia, USA
Burial Louisa, Louisa County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 51554054 · View Source
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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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Major in the Confederate Army and gave his life in defense of the right

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  • Created by: J
  • Added: 24 Apr 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 51554054
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj David Watson (25 Nov 1834–13 May 1864), Find a Grave Memorial no. 51554054, citing Bracketts Farm Cemetery, Louisa, Louisa County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by J (contributor 47067416) .