Maj David Watson

18 September 2020

David Watson was Captain of the 2nd Company, Richmond Howitzers from April 1862, and led them on the Maryland Campaign. This portrait, from a photograph, shows him in a Major’s uniform and is with his Compiled Service Records at the National Archives. He was promoted to Major about January 1863 but was mortally wounded at Spotsylvania Court House, VA and died in May 1864.

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