Historical Rosters Database
William Edward WatsonRoster ID 711
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1858|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Edward Watson, Class of 1858: Born- 1836. Matriculated from Leesburg, Va. At VMI 1 year. Military Record: Enlisted for 1 year at Winchester April 29, 1861 (some records show April 27) in Company C, 1st (Col P. Turney's) Tennessee. To 1st Sgt. Elected 2nd lt July 11, 1861. Appointed Adjutant July 12, 1861. To 1st Lt summer 1861. Captured July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg. Died- February 7, 1864 of diarrhea in POW camp, Johnson's Island, Ohio. Buried in CS cemetery there (grave 142).|