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William G. Watson Civil War memoirs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0037
Two versions of the Civil War memoirs of William G. Watson, a Union soldier who served during the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864. Unbound manuscript consists of 77 pages, probably written soon after the end of the war.

This detailed account of Watson's service includes information about the burning of VMI by General David Hunter in June 1864, the advance on Lynchburg, Virginia, and his unit's retreat after the Battle of Lynchburg to Charleston and Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Version 1 consists of 41 pages. Version 2 (36 pages) covers much of the same material but also includes a section entitled "Our Cavalry and their Services."

Dates

  • circa 1866

Creator

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Extent

1 items (1 item (77 pages))