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Federal (USV)


Edward Fenwick Dickinson

(1829 - 1891)

Home State: Ohio

Education: St. Xavier College

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He studied Law, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Fremont, OH. He was Sandusky County prosecutor 1852-54. He enrolled in Company G, 8th Ohio Infantry as First Lieutenant at age 32 on 18 June 1861.

On the Campaign

Acting Regimental Quartermaster, he was detached to General Kimball as volunteer aid on the field at Antietam on 17 September.

The rest of the War

Appointed Regimental Quartermaster on 2 November 1862. Mustered out 13 July 1864.

After the War

He was probate judge for Sandusky County 1866-69, and was elected US Representative from Ohio's 9th District 1869-71, but was defeated for reelection. Elected mayor of Fremont, OH 1871-71. Probate judge again 1877-79 and 1885-91.

References & notes

Basic information from Sawyer1. Details from the State Roster and his Congressional Biography. His gravesite is on Findagrave. A c. 1869 Brady photo of him was offered for sale by the Historical Shop in 2016.


01/21/1829; Fremont, OH


08/25/1891; Fremont, OH; burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, OH


1   Sawyer, Franklin, and George A. Groot, editor, A Military History of the 8th Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf'y, Cleveland: Fairbanks & Co., Printers, 1881, pp. 74 - 81  [AotW citation 14866]