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Lecture on Captain Thomas Watkins with Tim Hopkins
March 12, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“Captain Thomas Watkins, Civil War soldier from Davidsonville” This talk is about Thomas Watkins, a local Davidsonville boy, who joins the Union army in 1861 at the beginning of the Civil War. The story is about his military career and how he was murdered in his home in Davidsonville fifteen days before the war ended.
The story also contains much local Davidsonville and Anne Arundel County history during the time of the Civil War. Topics include: names of Davidsonville soldiers, where some are buried, slaverys’ impact in Anne Arundel County, and even an example of brother against brother right here in Davidsonville. Finally, I will be talking about how this story was connected to my family.
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