Dixon, James D.

Photo:  1st NC Cavalry battle flag

Age at Enlistment:  21

Length of Service: 1861-1865

State: North Carolina

Rank: Pvt

Unit: 1st NC Cavalry Regiment

Service Record: Enlisted in Co. A with his brother John A. Dixon on 3 Jun 1861 at Jefferson; Captured near Culpeper, VA 13 Sep 1863. Sent to Old Capitol Prison on 14 Sep 1863. Transferred to Point Lookout, Md union prison on 26 Sep 1863. Transferred to Elmira, NY union prison on 16 Aug 1864. Died of disease as a POW at Elmira prison, NY on 28 Mar 1865; he may have starved to death after refusing to sign the oath of allegiance, 12 days before end of war.

old capitol prison
Old Capitol Prison, Washington D.C.
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Point Lookout, MD Union prison camp (illustration)
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Elmira Union prison camp, NY

Survived War: No

Cemetery / Burial:  Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis Street, Elmira, NY (Elmira POW Camp)

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James Dixon headstone at Woodlawn Confederate Cem.

Soldier Info: Born in Ashe Co., NC in 1840;  Died at Elmira union prison camp in NY in 1865

Relationship to Author: 2nd cousin 5x