Tom Parson, Park Ranger, Corinth Interpretive Center
The Illinois State Military Museum for providing the
photographs of the Regimental and National Flag.
“A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion”
-Fredrick H. Dyer
“Report of the Adjutant General of the State
The excerpts of the letters from Charles H. Watson to his
wife, Libbie, were quoted from a book published in 1982 for the
Watson descendants by the
late Mildred Louise Watson, granddaughter ofCharles and Libbie and Dana Adele Scott, who is their great, great
granddaughter. It is to these two ladies that we give thanks that
the stories of Charles's Civil War experiences have been brought
forth for all of us to enjoy on this website. Many thanks to Mildred
and Dana for this priceless gift!
Did your ancestor serve in the 52nd Illinois? We welcome
your contribution and hope that this site will provide you with a
way to connect with your family’s history.