(1838 - 1927)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry
Enlisted as Private, Company E, 16th Georgia Infantry on 24 July 1861.
On the 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 rest 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 & 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.
4/23/1838; Habersham County, GA
6/9/1927; Center Hill, Habersham County, GA; burial in 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]