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Confederate (CSA)

Colonel

David Dyer

(1822 - 1899)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 57th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Chatham, VA, he was commissioned Captain, Company D, 57th Virginia Infantry on 22 June 1861. He was promoted to Major on 23 May 1862 and Colonel on 30 July.

On the Campaign

He was probably not with his Regiment at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission 12 January 1863.

After the War

He lived in Mayesville, SC the last few years of his life and was "a tobacco expert."

References & notes

Service and other details from Charles W. Sublett's 57th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1995) via the Historical Data Systems database. His memorial is on Findagrave, source of additional details from his obituary of 10 May 1899 in The Watchman and Southern.

Birth

12/28/1822; Pittsylvania County, VA

Death

05/05/1899 Mayesville, SC