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)

Life Summary

Full name
  Enoch Watson
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Estimated
Gender
  Male
Race
  Black
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
Occupation
  Military
  Other
Other Occupation
  Laborer
Relation to Slavery
  Free black

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