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William Henry Dickinson

Male 1843 - 1891  (47 years)


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  • Name William Henry Dickinson 
    Born 19 May 1843  Upson County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1860  Georgia Militia District 537, Thomaston, Upson, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Military 13 May 1862  Upson County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlisted for Confederate service 
    Military 09 Apr 1865  Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Paroled 
    Residence 1870  Orrs, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Residence 1880  District 1069, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Farmer / Census Enumerator 
    Died 17 Apr 1891  Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Dickinson, William Henry
    Dickinson, William Henry
    Notes 
    • MILITARY SERVICE

      W. H. Dickinson appears in the list of volunteers for Company D, 13th Georgia Regiment, CSA. Carolyn Walker Nottingham and Evelyn Hannah, History of Upson County, Georgia (Vidalia, Georgia: Georgia Genealogical Reprints, 1969) p. 666.

      William's name appears in the muster role for Company D, 13th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Evan's Brigade, Gordon's Division, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, otherwise known as the "Upson Volunteers." The date of his enlistment is May 13, 1862. He surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia on April 9 - 15, 1865. He was appointed a musician. Upson County GenWeb, <http://www.rootsweb.com/~gaupson/d-13.html>.

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      GEORGIA 13TH INFANTRY REGIMENT

      HISTORICAL NOTES:

      Mustered into service, July 8, 1861 at Griffin, GA, served with Floyd's Brigade in West Virginia, reassigned to Lawton's Brigade at Savannah, arriving January 1, 1862, reorganized May 1862. The Lawton-Gordon-Evans Georgia Brigade (so-named for its three principal commanders) was one of the premier brigades of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, serving with distinction from the Seven Days battles around Richmond (May-June 1862) until its surrender at Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865). The brigade was initially comprised of six regiments (13th, 26th, 31st, 38th, 60th, and 61st Georgia), which were raised at the call of Governor Joe Brown for the defense of the Georgia coast following the bombardment of Fort Sumter. The 13th Georgia had initially mustered into Confederate service on July 8, 1861 and served briefly with Brig. Gen. John B. Floyd's brigade in West Virginia, seeing minor action at the Battles of Sewell Mountain and Laurel Hill before being returned to Georgia due to sickness and lack of clothing suitable for the harsh winter climate in the West Virginia mountains. While on coastal duty, they engaged in a number of skirmishes, including the capture of a gunboat that afterwards bore their name and a brush-up with the 8th Michigan on Whitemarsh Island, Georgia on April 16, 1862. The six regiments were placed under the command of Brig. Gen. Alexander Lawton, commander of the Georgia Military District, who had proposed formation of an "elite brigade" of Georgia troops to answer Richmond's call for troops to repel the threat posed by McClellan's advance from Williamsburg on the Confederate capital (i.e. the Peninsula Campaign). In May 1862, the six regiments, which mustered between 6,000-7000 men, were moved by train to Lynchburg and the Shenandoah Valley to reenforce Stonewall Jackson as part of a deception planned by General Lee to mask his planned offensive against McClellan's forces around Richmond.

      BATTLES:

      Malvern Hill (July 1, 1862)
      Bristoe Station (August 27, 1862)
      Groveton (or Brawner's Farm) (August 28, 1862)
      Second Manassas (or Bull Run) (August 29-30, 1862)
      Antietam (or Sharpsburg) (September 17,1862)
      Fredericksburg (December 13, 1862)
      Chancellorsville (April 29-5, 1863)
      Wincester (2nd Battle of) (June 13-15, 1863)
      York & Wrightsville (June 28-29, 1863)
      Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863)
      Mine Run Campaign (Skirmishes of Nov. 26-Dec 2, 1863)
      Wilderness (May 5-6, 1864)
      Spotsylvania Court House (May 10-12, 1864)
      Monocacy (July 9, 1864)
      Winchester (3rd Battle of)(or Opequon Creek) (Sept. 19, 1864)
      Fisher's Hill (September 22, 1864)
      Cedar Creek (October 19, 1864)
      Hatcher's Run (Feb. 5-7,. 1865)
      Hares Hill (Fort Steadman) (March 25, 1865)
      Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

      ROSTERS:

      Company A - Confederate Guards (Pike County)
      Company B - Meriwether Volunteers (Meriwether and Troup Counties)
      Company C - Ringgold Rangers (Ringgold, Georgia and Catoosa County)
      Company D - Upson Volunteers (Upson County)
      Company E - Randolph Volunteers (Randolph and Terrell Counties)
      Company F - Fayette Rangers (Fayette County)
      Company G - Early Guards (Early County)
      Company H - Panola Rifles (Terrell County)
      Company I - Stark Volunteers (Spalding County)
      Company K - Evans Guards (Troup County)

      http://www.researchonline.net/gacw/unit49.htm

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      MUSTER ROLL OF COMPANY D, 13th REGIMENT; GEORGIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY; EVANS' BRIGADE, GORDON'S DIVISION, 2d CORPS; ARMY NORTHERN VIRGINIA, C. S. A.; UPSON COUNTY, GEORGIA
      ("UPSON VOLUNTEERS")

      Dickinson, William Henry-Musician May 13, 1862 . Surrendered, Appomattox, Va. April 9,1865 .

      http://www.rootsweb.com/~gaupson/d-13.htm

    • OBITUARY

      William H. Dickinson died Monday morning at 10 o'clock after an illness of several months from consumption...He has been a resident of this city for about twenty years, having removed here from Upson County where he was born and raised. He served through the late civil war, having enlisted in the service at the age of fourteen years, and made a brave soldier. He was about 45 years of age at the time of his death and leaves a devoted wife and four children...He was a brother-in-law of Hon. J. D. Stewart of this city.

      The Griffin Weekly News and Sun, April 24, 1891, reproduced at Fred R. Hartz and Emilie K. Hartz, Marriage and Death Notices From the Griffin (Georgia) Weekly News and The Griffin Weekly News and Sun, 1882-1896 (Vidalia, Georgia: The Gwendolyn Press), p. 202.




    Person ID I0196  Dickinson
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2012 

    Father Isaac Dickinson,   b. 12 Apr 1795, Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1854, Upson County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Susan Mapp,   b. 6 Nov 1804, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1848, Upson County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 05 Feb 1824  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F0129  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Dickinson,   b. 24 Sep 1841, Williamson, Pike, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1899, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Children 
     1. Robert Emmett Dickinson,   b. 27 Sep 1870, Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1895, Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     2. Ernest Clark Dickinson,   b. 19 Mar 1872, Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1899, Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     3. Susie C Dickinson,   b. 8 Nov 1876, Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1957, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
     4. William Henry Dickinson,   b. 6 Aug 1878, Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1943, Spalding County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2012 
    Family ID F0055  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 May 1843 - Upson County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Enlisted for Confederate service - 13 May 1862 - Upson County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Paroled - 09 Apr 1865 - Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Apr 1891 - Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin, Spalding, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Georgia, Upson County (1839)
    Georgia, Upson County (1839)

    Headstones
    Dickinson, William Henry Plot
    Dickinson, William Henry Plot

    Histories
    Veterans: Confederate
    Veterans: Confederate
    Had the South in her border
    A hero to spare,
    Or a heart at her altar,
    Lo! its life's blood was there!
    And the black battle-grime
    Might never disguise
    The smile of the South
    On the lips and the eyes
    Of her barefooted boys!

  • Sources 
    1. [S007837] Headstone, Oak Hill Cemetery, Griffin, Spalding County, Georgia.

    2. [S014287] 1860 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860), Census Place: Georgia Militia District 537, Upson, Georgia; Roll: M653_139; Page: 570; Image: 33.

    3. [S013899] 1870 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1870), Census Place: Orrs, Spalding, Georgia; Roll: M593_173; Page: 446; Image: 508.

    4. [S014080] 1880 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880), District 1069, Spalding, Georgia; Roll: T9_164; Family History Film: 1254164; Page: 295.1000; Enumeration District: 115; Image: 0785.

    5. [S007817] Georgia Marriages to 1850, Jordan R. Dodd, (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997).
      Online publication - Dodd, Jordan. Georgia Marriages to 1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1997.Original data - Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Georgia.