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WATLAND, Jacob

From Skjold, Ryfylke, Norway. Civil War: Private. Was with General Sherman on his march to the sea. Sources: (Ulvestad p339)

WATSFORD, ?

From Lyngen prestegjeld, Tromso. Civil War: Private. He was a Marine Soldier. Wounded. Sources: (Ulvestad p340)

WATSON, Canute A.

WI 13th Inf Staff. Residence: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Born in Norway. Civil War: Age 19. Farmer. Unmarried. Blue eyes, auburn hair, light complexion, 6’1”. Enlisted for three years on 7 Oct 1861 at Milton. Mustered on 1 Nov 1861 at Janesville, Wisconsin. Promoted from Corporal to Commissary Sergeant of Company K on 16 Aug 1862. Commissioned First Lieutenant on 1 Mar 1865 and transferred to Company I (?) on 1 Mar 1865. Mustered out 24 Nov 1865 at San Antonio, Texas. Sources: (WHS red book vol 18, p6,130)

WATSON, Jesse B.

DT 1st Cavalry Battalion Co A. Civil War: Corporal. Promoted to Sergeant. Sources: (Index of Compiled Service Records, North Dakota Archives, roll 6099)

WATSON, Robert

WI 15th Inf Co I. Residence: Primrose, Dane County, Wisconsin. Born in England. Civil War: Age 43. Farmer. Blue eyes, dark hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 18 Feb 1864 at Amherst, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, on 16 Mar 1864. Private. Joined I Company on the battlefield on 1 Jul 1864. Sick in Division hospital in August 1864. Temporarily assigned to the Wisconsin 24th Infantry. Transferred to Company I of the Wisconsin 13th, 10 Jun 1865. Mustered out 14 Jul 1865. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-13; red book vol 20 p134) (Buslett p611) (Ager p316)

WATSON, William

WI 15th Regimental Staff. Negro. Civil War: Servant. Brown eyes, black hair, colored complexion, 5’. Employed as a servant to Major George Wilson. Private. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 78-1)

WATTS, William

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Peoria, Illinois. Civil War: Age 47. Married. Enlisted for three years on 28 Dec 1861 at Waupun, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Feb 1862. Private. On 3 Jun 1862, he was listed as being sick and on furlough. Sick and on furlough at Peoria from 30 Mar 1863 to 1 May 1863; sent there from Bird’s Point. Absent without leave in Galesburg, Illinois. Remained absent without leave and was listed as a deserter. It was said that he had been discharged from the service or was dead. Meeker says that a soldier of this name entered the service from Waupun, Wisconsin, and deserted on 30 Mar 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 77-3, 78-3; red book vol 20 p64) (Buslett p459) (Meeker)