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Confederate (CSV)


Simon Dawson

(1832 - 1912)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Lenoir County, age 29, he enlisted on 17 April 1861 in Company C, 27th North Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the hand in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded twice more, in the left hand (losing his index finger) at Bristoe Station, VA on 14 October 1863, and in the right arm and mouth at Reams' Station, VA on 25 August 1864.

After the War

He was a farmer living in LaGrange, Lenoir County, NC in 1885.

References & notes

Casualty information from Wilson1. His service details from North Carolina Troops 2 (as published in the Historical Data Systems database). His 1885 Pension application, source of some details here, is online from the State Library of North Carolina. His gravesite and accompanying life dates posted online by Glenn Fields.




04/15/1912; burial in John Foss Cemetery, Lenoir County, NC


1   Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15  [AotW citation 9865]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 17788]