WATTS, William

WI 15th Inf Co D. Residence: Peoria, Illinois. Civil War: Age 47. Married. Enlisted for three years on 28 Dec 1861 at Waupun, Wisconsin, and mustered at Madison, Wisconsin, 13 Feb 1862. Private. On 3 Jun 1862, he was listed as being sick and on furlough. Sick and on furlough at Peoria from 30 Mar 1863 to 1 May 1863; sent there from Bird’s Point. Absent without leave in Galesburg, Illinois. Remained absent without leave and was listed as a deserter. It was said that he had been discharged from the service or was dead. Meeker says that a soldier of this name entered the service from Waupun, Wisconsin, and deserted on 30 Mar 1863. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 boxes 76-6, 77-3, 78-3; red book vol 20 p64) (Buslett p459) (Meeker)