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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph Dicks

(1845 - 1901)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st South Carolina Infantry (Provisional Army)

Before Sharpsburg

Age 16, he enlisted in Goldsboro, NC on 23 March 1862 as Private, Company A, First South Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in the left side and thigh at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863 and captured there. He was treated at the DeCamp hospital in New York Harbor and paroled there. He was admitted to the Episcopal Church hospital in Williamsburg, VA on 15 September 1863 and furloughed on the 21st. He returned to duty by March 1864 and was surrendered with his Company at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

He lost a leg, place and date not known, farmed in Barnwell County, married, had seven children, and sometime after 1882 moved to Chattanooga, TN by way of Savannah and Agusta, GA. He was an unemployed mechanic in Chattanooga at the 1900 US Census, living with 7 of his children, 2 sons-in-law, 4 grandchildren, and a household servant.

References & notes

His service from Salley1 and the Roll.2 Gettysburg details from the Buseys.3 Details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880 & 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Emma Irene Eubanks (1842-1928).


04/22/1845; Barnwell District, SC


03/27/1901; Chattanooga, TN; burial in Chattanooga Confederate Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN


1   Salley, Alexander S., Jr., compiler, South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service, 3 vols., Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1913-1930, Vol. 1, pg. 227  [AotW citation 24041]

2   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company A, 1st Reg't, Gregg's, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24042]

3   Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 1274  [AotW citation 24043]