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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1858

Vol. II
p700
1800

(Born Ten.)

Joseph Dixon

(Ap'd Ten.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1854, to July 1, 1858, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Top. Engineers, July 1, 1858.

Served as Asst. Top. Engineer at the headquarters of the Department of Oregon, Oct. 8, 1858, to Jan. 28, 1861, being engaged against Snake Indians in a Skirmish near Harney Lake, May 24, 1860.

Resigned, June 28, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.a

Killed, Feb. 13, 1862, in Defense of Ft. Donelson, Ten.: Aged 28.


Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers when he was killed he was Captain of Engineers at Fort Donelson.


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