Photo: Age at Enlistment: 36
Length of Service: 1862-1865
Unit: 27th TX Cavalry Regiment; 23rd TX Cavalry Regiment
Service Record: Enlisted in Co. B on 9 Nov 1861 at Clarksville, TX; transferred to Co. H in March 1862 and promoted to Cpl; promoted to Sgt on 1 Oct 1862; he was listed as awol or deserted on 22 Jun 1863 at Morton, MS, but he actually was shown to have joined the 23rd TX Cavalry in Co. K as a Pvt; served until end of the war.
NOTE: In June 1845 he enlisted in the 16th Regiment U. S. Volunteer Infantry and served in Mexico until May 1847. He was honorably discharged.
Survived War: Yes
Cemetery / Burial: Cuthand Cemetery, Cuthand, Red River Co., TX
Soldier Info: Born in North Carolina in 1826; Died in Red River, TX in 1908.
From findagrave.com: In June 1845 he enlisted in the 16th Regiment U. S. Volunteer Infantry and served in Mexico until May 1847. He was honorably discharged, then making Kentucky his home. In 1851 he married Emily Jane Lassiter and moved to Texas in 1853, where he made his home for 55 years. In 1862 he enlisted in Capt. John M. Bivin’s Company H. Whitfield’s Legion, serving sometime in Whitfield’s command. He was transferred to Gould’s 23rd Texas Cavalry, Capt. M. L. Sim’s Company, where he served until the end of the war between the states. Returning home he found nothing but wreck and ruin, poverty and want among the people generally. This opportunity showed the big heart that was in him and no man did more to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and attend the sick than he did as far as he was able. He was converted in early manhood and lived and died with an abiding faith in the Redeemer, ever showing his faith by his works. Therefore, be it resolved by John C. Burks Camp, U. C. V., that we keenly feel the loss of Comrade Dickson. The country has lost a brave, patriotic citizen, a staunch Christian and the family loss irreparable. On January 26th his good wife, Emily Jane Dickson, passed away to join her husband in that beautiful beyond. Thus father and mother have passed away in so short a time, leaving children and friends in deep and solemn grief.
Relationship to Author: 1st cousin 6x