Watson Battery, Louisiana Artillery (Confederate)

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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Louisiana Gotoarrow.png   Louisiana Military Gotoarrow.png   Louisiana in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png   Watson Battery, Louisiana Artillery (Confederate)

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Watson Light Artillery, organized at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, during the early fall of 1861. The company was converted to heavy artillery and captured on July 9, 1863. The men were exchanged, but the unit was not reorganized.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.



Other Sources[edit | edit source]

National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).