William G. Watson Civil War Memoirs
Manuscript #037

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William Watson MemoirsCollection Description

William G. Watson was a Union soldier who served as a Sergeant in the 3rd West Virginia Cavalry; during the summer of 1864 his unit fought in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This detailed account of his service includes information about the burning of the Virginia Military Institute by General David Hunter in June 1864; the advance on Lynchburg, Virginia; and his unit's retreat after the Battle of Lynchburg to Charleston and Parkersburg, West Virginia.