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Watson, Josiah

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 26, credited to Hancock, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. D, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Fredericksburg, 12/13/62, wdd, Marye's Heights, 5/3/63, m/o 6/29/64

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1835, Stanbridge, PQ, Canada
Death: After 1901

Burial: May be buried in ..., , CA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, application date
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of John Dempsey, Alford, FL

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BURIAL:

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Last known living in Alameda County, CA

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Josiah Watson

He was shot in the face at the battle of Fredericksburg on Dec. 13, 1862. The ball entered the bridge of his nose and caused damage that would effect him for the rest of his life. He was also wounded at Mary's Heights on May 3, 1863. He was awarded a pension and the last written record of him is a request for an increase in the pension in California in April, 1889.

Contributed by John Dempsey, Josiah's 2nd-great-grandson.

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