Dickson, John Martin

Photo:   J.M. Dicksonj.m. dickson                                                       9th TX Infantry battle flag9th tx infAge at Enlistment: 18

Length of Service: 1861-1863

State:  Texas

Rank: Pvt

Unit:    9th TX Infantry Regiment

Service Record:  Enlisted 26 Oct 1861 in Co. K; Served under Sam Bell Maxey in Major Blair’s Division when the Confederates made the charge 19 May 1863, at Vicksburg.  He was sick throughout most of 1862 in hospital; NFR after 1863

Survived War:  Yes

Cemetery / Burial:  Cherokee Cemetery, Cherokee, San Saba Co., TX

Tombstone inscription: “A PRECIOUS ONE FROM US HAS GONE, A VOICE WE LOVE IS STILLED, A PLACE IS EMPTY IN OUR HOME, THAT NEVER WILL BE FILLED.”

Soldier Info: Born in Titus, TX in 1844; Died in San Saba, TX in 1909.

Relationship to Author:  2nd cousin 5x