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Louis Douglas Watkins
Birth: Nov. 29, 1833
Tallahassee
Leon County
Florida, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1868
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Born in Tallahassee, Florida, he was affiliated with the Washington, D.C. Militia in the 1850s and was commissioned 1st Lieutenant in the Regular Army at the outbreak of the Civil War. He served with the 5th US Cavalry in the Peninsular Campaign and was severely wounded at Gaines's Mills. In 1862, he was appointed Chief of the Cavalry for the Army of Kentucky and promoted Colonel of the 6th Kentucky US Cavalry in February 1863. He commanded a Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, in actions at Chickamauga, Chattanooga Campaigns and the Atlanta Campaign. Promoted Brigadier General in January 1865, he was post Commander at Louisville, Kentucky, until the end of war. Remaining in the Army, he was in command of the 20th US Infantry stationed at Richmond, Virginia, until January 1867, when the regiment was ordered to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He died at age 34, New Orleans, Louisiana, after contracting an illness while serving as representative of the US Secretary of State in Alaska. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary E Rousseau Watkins (1844 - 1869)*
 
 Children:
  Lovell Rousseau Watkins (1865 - 1891)*
  Louis Douglass Watkins (1868 - 1869)*
 
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Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Site 1045
 
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Record added: Oct 24, 2001
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Thank you for your service ...."Preserving the memories so others will remember...."
- John Michael
 Added: May. 8, 2016
Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. Rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Mar. 29, 2016

- R I P
 Added: Nov. 29, 2014
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