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|Size||1 (4 pages) items|
|Abstract||E. D. (Edward D.) Dixon was a captain in the 55th North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States Army. The collection is Civil War reminiscences written by Dixon at age 89, describing his battle experiences and imprisonment at Johnson's Island Prison following capture at the Battle of Gettysburg.|
|Creator||Dixon, E. D. (Edward D.)|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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E. D. (Edward D.) Dixon was a captain in the 55th North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States Army. Dixon joined the company, then called the Cleveland Greys, in Cleveland County, N.C., in the spring of 1862. He drilled at Camp Mangum, after which his company was incorporated in the newly organized 55th Regiment as Company C. He served in eastern North Carolina; Suffolk, Va., Petersburg, Va., and Fredericksburg, Va.; and finally at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was wounded and captured. Upon capture he was sent to military prison at Fort Delaware and then to Johnson's Island in Sandusky, Ohio. Dixon was paroled and released in February 1865, and returned to the Confederacy.Back to Top
The collection is a typed copy of Civil War reminiscences written by E. D. (Edward D.) Dixon at age 89. Dixon describes his military service and battle experiences in eastern North Carolina; Suffolk, Va., Petersburg, Va., Fredericksburg, Va.; and Gettysburg, Pa. Dixon also recounts his imprisonment at Johnson's Island following capture at Gettysburg and his release and return to the Confederacy in early 1865.Back to Top
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top