Alfred M. Dawkins(1838 - 1927)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Enlisted as Private, Company E, 16th Georgia Infantry on 24 July 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded - in the left hand, necessitating removal of muscles in arm and fingers - in action on 14 September 1862 at Crampton's Gap.
The remainder of the War:
Wounded in head near Richmond, Virginia in 1865. Captured at Farmville, Virginia April 6, 1865. Released at Newport News, Virginia June 26, 1865.
After the War:
Applied for a pension in 1898 in Habersham County, GA.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Fincham, Jr.1, who has his birth year as 1841. Further details from family genealogists and his death certificate. His last name is sometimes seen as Dockins, as in the US Federal Census of 1920 for Habersham County, GA.
|Birth Date: 4/23/1838 Place of Birth: Habersham County, GA |
Death Date: 6/9/1927 Death Place: Center Hill, Habersham County, GA Burial Place: Welcome Home Baptist Cemetery, Habersham County, GA
1 Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/16th_inf_regt.html [AotW citation 12205]
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