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Name:Henry Watson Williamson
Affiliation:Class of 1845
Biography & Genealogy:Henry Watson Williamson, Class of 1845. Genealogy: Born 1823 September 23 at Norfolk Virginia; Parents- Thomas Williamson and Anne Walke; Marriage- Patty Green, on October 24, 1861; no children. VMI Record: Enrolled on July 22, 1842 and graduated on July 4, 1845, standing 14th out of 20 graduates. Military Record: Mexican War- Lieutenant, 1st Virginia Regiment; Civil War- 6th Virginia Infantry Regiment CSA; lost left arm at the Battle of the Crater; left service because of wounds 1864 December 21. Career: civil engineer; VMI Librarian 1876-1884. Died in Lexington, Virginia on October 10, 1884; originally buried at the VMI cemetery; reinterred at the Stonewall Jackson Cemetery, Lexington. Brother of Thomas Hoomes Williamson, VMI Faculty member.
Photograph:No digital image available
Additional Online Resources:Related collection--Thomas H. Williamson (brother)