Captain Evan S. Watson

Description
Captain Evan S. Watson, carte-de-visite made by J. Jeanes, Wilmington, Delaware, 1862
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
carte-de-visite
photograph
Object Type
Carte-Visite
date made
1862
depicted (sitter)
Watson, Evan S.
maker
Jeanes, J.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 13/16 in x 2 3/8 in; 9.6774 cm x 5.9944 cm
place made
United States: Delaware, Wilmington
ID Number
PG*3955O
accession number
117896
catalog number
3955O
subject
Photography
Civil War
Seville Collection
event
Battle of Antietam, 1862
Civil War
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Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Seville Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of M.W Seville
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