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A.A. Dickerson

A.A. Dickerson

Federal (USV)


Alfred A Dickerson

(1841 - 1868)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

A clerk in the P. Jewell & Sons store in Hartford, he enlisted as Sergeant Major of the 16th Connecticut Infantry on 1 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his regiment at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of Company C on 13 October 1862, promoted to First Lieutenant of Company H on 9 May 1863, and to Captain of Company B on 1 April 1864. He was captured with most of the regiment at Plymouth, NC on 20 April 1864. He was a prisoner in camps at Charleston, SC, Macon, GA, and Columbia, SC, from which he escaped on 3 November 1864. He was discharged on 25 May 1865.

After the War

He died of erysipelas - a bacterial skin infection - or blood poisoning at age 27 at home in Hartford, CT in October 1868.

References & notes

His service from the Record.1 Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1860, and his obituary from the Soldiers Record of 31 October 1868, online from the Western Connecticut State University Archives. Their collection is also the source of his picture, from an 1864 CDV. Thanks to Jim Silliman for the pointer to that. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Annette Foster (1841-1910) in May 1866 and they had 2 children.


03/10/1841; Newburg, NY


10/24/1868; Hartford, CT; burial in Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford, CT


1   State of Connecticut, Adjutant General's Office, and AGs Smith, Camp, and Barbour, and AAG White, Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion, Hartford: Press of the Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Company, 1889, pp. 619, 624, 633  [AotW citation 27365]