Private Thomas W Watson, Company D, 4th Texas Infantry survived combat on South Mountain and at Sharpsburg in Maryland in 1862, but was felled by typhoid bacilli in a hospital near Atlanta, GA in December 1863. His nurse Kate Cummings (1835-1909) noted his passing in her journal.

This is page 116 of A Journal of Hospital Life in the Confederate Army of Tennessee which she published in 1866. Thankfully, the complete volume is online from the US National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD.

Here’s Nurse Cumming sometime after the war from the frontpiece of her memoir Gleanings from Southland (1885), also online, from the Internet Archives.

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