C.S. Legislative Branch ★★★ -Watts, Thomas Hill - C.S. Delegate, AL, Gov. of AL

Thomas Hill Watts:
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Born: January 3, 1819
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Birthplace: Pine Flat Alabama
Father: John Hughes Watts 1781 – 1841
(Buried: Watts Cemetery Butler County Alabama)
Mother: Catherine Prudence Hill 1797 – 1866
(Buried: Watts Cemetery Butler County Alabama)
1st​ Wife: Eliza Brown Allen 1825 – 1873
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Montgomery Alabama)
2nd​ Wife: Eleanor “Ellen” Noyes 1825 – 1904
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Montgomery Alabama)
Children:
Margaret Anne Watts
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Montgomery Alabama)
Florence L. Watts Troy 1842 – 1922
(Buried: Saint Margaret’s Cemetery Montgomery Alabama)
Kate Watts Collins 1844 – 1913
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Montgomery Alabama)
John Wade Watts 1846 – 1913
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Montgomery Alabama)
Eliza Allen Watts 1848 – 1862
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Montgomery Alabama)
Thomas Hill Watts Jr. 1853 – 1905
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Montgomery Alabama)
Butler Watts 1855 – 1856
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(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Montgomery Alabama)
Alice Watts Troy 1857 – 1918
(Buried: Saint Margaret’s Cemetery Montgomery Alabama)
William Hunter Watts 1860 – 1875
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Montgomery Alabama)
Grace Montgomery Watts 1863 – 1866
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Montgomery Alabama)
Minnie Garrett Watts 1864 – 1929
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Montgomery Alabama)


Political Party: Democratic Party

Education:

1840: Graduated from University of Virginia – (With Honors)

Occupation before War:
1841 – 1848: Attorney in Greenville Alabama
1848 – 1861: Attorney and Planter in Montgomery Alabama
Supporter of Pro Union Democratic Party in the 1850’s
1855: Unsuccessful Know – Nothing Candidate for U.S. Congress
1860: Supporter of John Bell for President Campaign

Civil War Career:
1861: Delegate to Alabama State Secession Convention
1861: Supporter of view of that all southern states should Secede
1861: Signer of the Alabama Ordnance of Secession
Opposed Alabama Governor John Gill Shorter
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 17th​ Alabama Infantry Regiment
1862: Arrested for disobedience of Orders in March
1862: Resigned as Colonel from Confederate Army on March 24th​
1862 – 1863: Confederate States Attorney General
1862: Supporter of Conscription Act that was controversial
1863: Received support from Peace Party in his run for Governor
1863 – 1865: Governor of Alabama
1864: Requested an increase in state militia to restore order
1864: Attempted to end corruption in collection of food for army
1865: Arrested for treason at Union Springs Alabama on May 1st​
1865: Held as Prisoner by the United States Government on treason

Occupation after War:
1865: Union Soldiers burned his entire Cotton Crop
Sold most of his lands to pay off his war debts
Leader in Democratic Party & campaign against Radical Reconstruction
1865 – 1892: Attorney in Montgomery Alabama
Alabama State Representative
President of Alabama Bar Association


Died:
September 16, 1892
Place of Death: Montgomery Alabama
Age at time of Death: 73 years old
Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery Montgomery Alabama
 

Polloco

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He stepped down as Attorney General on Oct. 1, 1863 after being elected Governor in the previous August , this time defeating John Shorter.
 

Polloco

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I'd like to here some more details of his short career as Colonel of the 17th Alabama. He was head of that unit about the time it fought at Shiloh and Cornith, but he may have already replaced.
 
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