About James C. Watson
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal James C. Watson, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 12 July 1870, while serving with Company L, 6th U.S. Cavalry, in action at Wichita River, Texas.
General Orders: Date of Issue: August 25, 1870
Action Date: July 12, 1870
Company: Company L
Division: 6th U.S. Cavalry