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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Howard Dozier

(1834 - 1927)

Home State: Georgia

Education: Emory College, Class of 1856

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 26, from Oglethorpe County, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company K, 6th Georgia Infantry on 28 May 1861 in Atlanta.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 20 September and exchanged to return to duty on 8 November 1862. He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date from 17 September. He was promoted to Captain on 7 July 1864. He was sick in CSA General Hospital #4 in Wilmington (Salisbury?), NC from 4 February 1865 to the end of the war.

After the War

He lived and farmed in Oglethorpe County, GA. He was then in Athens, GA, and Superintendent of the 28 Clarke County schools for over 30 years, from 1896 until a month before his death in 1927 at age 92.

References & notes

Service information from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records (via Fold3), which includes a copy of his parole. He is listed as missing at Sharpsburg on a casualty list for the Regiment printed in the Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, GA) on 21 October 1862. Further details from Rowe's History of Athens and Clarke County (1923), Knight's Standard History of Georgia and Georgians (Vol. VI, 1917), and US Censuses (1880-1920). His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Barry Truluck for his research.

He married Harriet "Hattie" Elizabeth Arnold (1840-1890) and she bore 11 children. After she died he married Mary Hutcheson (1853-1927) in 1892. Mary died 7 months after her husband. Captain Dozier's son James Howard Dozier (b. 1869) died the day after his father while the funeral was underway.

More on the Web

His 1919 application for a Confederate pension is online from the Georgia Archives Virtual Vault.


10/10/1834; Oglethorpe County, GA


03/09/1927; Athens, GA; burial in Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, GA