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Charles C. Wattson
Posted by: david sulek (ID *****2684) Date: July 23, 2006 at 21:17:45
In Reply to: Re: Samuel P. Cravath by Dot Tully of 35

Hello Dorothy, I found some more information on Charles C. Wattson's Civil War History and thought you may be interested.
Charles C. Wattson, Age 18
Residence: Decorah Nativity, Pennsylvania
Enlisted Co. D. 3rd Iowa Infantry on May 20, 1861 as Eigth Corporal.
Mustered on June 8, 1861.
Promoted to Third Corporal on Nov. 26, 1861.
Promoted to Second Corporal on March 14, 1862.
Wounded Severly on October 5, 1862 at the Battle of Hatchies River.
Arm Amputated and dishcarged on Nov. 18, 1862 because of his wounds.

Hatchies River, October 4-5, 1862
Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn & Maj. Gen. Sterling Price (CS)
Maj. Gen. Edward O.C. Ord & Maj. Stephen A. Hurlbut (US)
Casulties: (US) 500 (CS) 400

The Battle of Hatchies River was considered a Union Victory and can be studied on the internet.

I will be visiting Dearborn Cemetery in Poway this week to pay my respects and place new flags for James B. Cravath and Charles C. Wattson, if you would like any photos of the resting places of the 'Lone Civil War Sentry's" here in Poway, please email me at if you would like an updated photo of the resting places.
Best Regards, Dave Sulek

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