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Captain Evan S. Watson

Captain Evan S. Watson

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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.
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Object Name
Object Type
date made
depicted (sitter)
Watson, Evan S.
Jeanes, J.
place made
United States: Delaware, Wilmington
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 3 13/16 in x 2 3/8 in; 9.6774 cm x 5.9944 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of M.W Seville
Civil War
Battle of Antietam, 1862
Civil War
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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