(1842 - 1912)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry
In 1860 he was a 17 year old student living on his parent's substantial farm at Flint River Factory in Upson County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company D, 13th Georgia Infantry on 1 March 1862 at Thomaston, GA and was appointed 4th Corporal, date not given.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was on furlough recovering from October through February 1863. He was wounded again, by a gunshot to his right chest and shoulder, and captured at Monocacy Junction, MD on 9 July 1864. He was treated in hospitals in Frederick, MD and at the West's Buildings in Baltimore to 23 September, sent to Fort McHenry. He was transferred to Point Lookout, MD on 26 October and was a prisoner there until exchanged on 30 October 1864. He was absent, sick to at least February 1865, the last record in his military file.
After the War
He's probably the Davis Dawson farming at Hatchechubbee in Russell County, Al at the 1870 and 1880 US Census, unmarried.
References & notes
His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, also as D.C. Dalton, and from Henderson,2 both as D.C. Dawson. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
His older brothers Shemuel Nicholson (b 1829) and Asa Alexander (b. 1835) Dawson were both in Company D, and also survived the war.
09/30/1842; Upson County, GA
1912; burial in Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, GA
1 US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927 [AotW citation 28426]
2 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964 [AotW citation 28427]