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Confederate (CSV)


Benjamin Dawson

(1836 - 1907)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Lenoir County, he enlisted on his 25th birthday (17 April) 1861 in Company C, 27th North Carolina Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal on 10 July 1861 and to Sergeant on 1 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the arm and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was treated in a hospital in Frederick, MD on 19 September, then sent to Fort McHenry, MD on 1 October. He was paroled and sent to Aiken's Landing, VA on 3 October, and exchanged there on 10 November 1862.

References & notes

Initial information from Wilson1, who listed him as killed in action. His service details from North Carolina Troops 2 (as published in the Historical Data Systems database). His enlistment date from Moore's Roster.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


04/17/1836; Lenoir County, NC


02/06/1907; Lenoir County, NC; burial in Fields Cemetery, LaGrange, NC


1   Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15  [AotW citation 9850]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 17786]

3   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 2, pg. 416  [AotW citation 17787]