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John L Watkins

Birth: 15 Sep 1816

Death: 21 Dec 1892


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Served in Company B, 2nd St.Cav., Mississippi as Capt

Unit Details:
2nd Cavalry Regiment [also called 4th and 42nd Regiment] was organized during the spring of 1863. It was formerly the 47th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, which never completed its organization. Its members were from the counties of Adams, Choctaw, Newton, Lee, Lauderdale, Pontotoc, Kemper, and Hinds. The unit was assigned to W. Adams', Mabry's, and F.C. Armstrong's Brigade. After skirmishing in Mississippi it saw action in various conflicts in North Georgia and Alabama. Some of the men were captured in the fight at Selma, and only a remnant surrendered with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. The field officers were Colonels Edward Dillon and J.L. McCarty, Lieutenant Colonel James Gordon, and Majors J.L. Harris and John J. Perry.

Possible gravesites:
Profile photo:  John Rufus WatkinsJohn Rufus Watkins
16 Sep 1816 - 21 Dec 1892
Watkins-Stephens Cemetery
Griffith, Clay County, Mississippi

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