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Watson, Enoch

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Enoch Watson was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania around 1841 and served in the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War. According to his service records, Watson worked as a laborer before he joined Company F of the 22nd USCT in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on December 23, 1863. Officers promoted him to corporal on April 29, 1864 and to Sergeant on May 10. While fighting at Chapins Farm, Virginia on September 30, 1864, Watson was wounded. In April 1865 Watson received a twenty day furlough. “My mother is dangerously ill and without means [and] my wife,” as Watson explained. His military service ended on October 16, 1865 while stationed at Brownsville, Texas. (By Don Sailer)

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