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Capt. Evan S. Watson, carte-de-visite by J. Jeanes, Wilmington, Delaware, 1862

Photograph, carte-de-visite by J. Jeanes. Portrait of a standing man with a goatee, in military uniform, Capt. Evan S. Watson. PG*3955O.


Evan S. Watson was a soldier who served with the 1st Delaware Volunteers. His portrait was taken in February 1862, just months before he was killed in action at Antietam, on September 17, 1862. At the start of the war, he was a first lieutenant with Company A. On June 11, 1861, Watson became the captain of the company. Before the Battle at Antietam, Captain Watson was absent on duty in Wilmington, but swiftly returned to his regiment. He died in battle while advancing his men on the field.

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Taken on March 21, 2012