Henry Watson Letters, 1861-1864 | East Texas Research Center
By Natasha McClanahan, 1990
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Subjects: Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavalry Regiment, 10th. Company F, Soldiers -- Texas -- Panola County, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Watson, Henry L., 1842-1916 -- Correspondence
Henry Watson was born ca. 1839 in Panola County, Texas to William and Nancy Barcenia (Lindsey) Watson. They lived in the Holland Quarters Community of Panola County, on land granted to Nancy's mother Catherine Lindsey when she migrated to Texas in the spring of 1836.
Henry enlisted as a Private in Company F, 10th Texas Calvary (Locke's Regiment) on September 25, 1861 in Quitman, TX. He served honorably and was discharged, but never returned home. As he had written letters home under the adverse conditions of war, it stands to reason that , if he had not died after mustering out of the army, he would certainly have written to his family in the years to follow.
(Knight, Marylee Watson "Watson Civil War Letters." Henry Watson Letters control file, East Texas Research Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Tx.)
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavalry Regiment, 10th. Company F
Soldiers -- Texas -- Panola County
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Watson, Henry L., 1842-1916 -- Correspondence
Browse by Box:
- Box 1
- Folder 1
Photocopies of letters to Henry Watson's family from:
a. Camp Flornoy (Camp Locke) - n.d. (1st sheet lost.) b. Coffeeville, Upshur County, Texas - Dec. 9,1861. c. Camp McNight (sic), Red River County, Texas - Jan. 31,1862. d. Jacksonport, Jackson County, Arkansas - n.d. - re fight near Salem where Gen. McCullough & Gen. Mcintosh were killed. e. Desark, Arkansas - April 17, 1862 - re being dismounted there. f. Shelbyville, Tennessee - camp near - Jan. 22, 1863. g. Brandon, Mississippi - camp near - Dec. 8, 1863. h. Atlanta. Georgia - camp in field near - Aug. 9, 1864. i. Palmetto, Georgia - camp near - Sept. 23,1864.
- Folder 2
- Service record, General Services Administration, National Archives, Washington D.C., n.d. (photocopies.) 3 items.
- Folder 3
- Ordinance Department, The Confederate States of America, Receipt for purchase of one double barrel gun, turned over to the department at Richmond, 1864. (photocopy.) 1 item.