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George Washington Dickson

George Washington Dickson

Male 1832 - 1878  (46 years)

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    George Washington Dickson - from the collection of Linda Cheesman
    George Washington Dickson - from the collection of Linda Cheesman

  • Name George Washington Dickson 
    Born 9 May 1832  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date comes from headstone; location comes from 1870 census. Several of the public trees on ancestry.com indicate that he was born in Livingston, Madison County, Illinois; however, I have no source for this.
    Gender Male 
    Military 1862  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    United States Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865:
    Name: George W. Dickson; Birth Date: abt 1832; Age: 30; Enlistment Date: 1862; Military Unit: Sixth Cavalry, D-I.

    From Wikipedia: In the Civil War, Missouri was a border state that sent men, armies, generals, and supplies to both opposing sides, had its star on both flags, had separate governments representing each side, and endured a neighbor-against-neighbor intrastate war within the larger national war.
    By the end of the Civil War Missouri had supplied nearly 110,000 troops to the Union and about 40,000 troops for the Confederate Army.

    From nps.gov: Overview:
    6th Cavalry Regiment [also called Southwest Cavalry] was formed during the late spring of 1862. Many of its members were form the counties of Barry, Newton, McDonald, Jasper, and Lawrence. The unit skirmished in the Indian Territory and Missouri, then was assigned to General Shelby's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department. It went on to take part in Shelby's raid in Arkansas and Missouri, Marmaduke's Expedition into Missouri, and again saw action in Arkansas. The unit reported 30 casualties with Marmaduke and 19 at Helena. During the winter of 1863-1864 new men joined the command, and it was redesignated the 11th Missouri Cavalry. The field officers were Colonel John T. Coffee and G.W. Thompson, Lieutenant Colonel James C. Hooper, and Majors George W. Nichols and Moses W. Smith.
    George Washington Dickson was a Confederate; a private at enlistment; a private and discharge; Film Number: M380 roll 4; Alternate Name: G. W. Dixon.

    Overview of Muster Roll Cards:

    (1) Co. 6, Missouri Cavalry; Confederate; Private on enlistment and discharge; Indexed G. W. Dickson; private; Coffee Regt. - Appears on a list of Prisoners of War sent to St. Louis, Mo., December 24, 1862 by Lt. Col. J. K. Mills, Provost Marshall, Dist. South West Mo.; list not dated; Residence: Ceder County, Missouri; Age 30; Height: 5'8"; blue eyes, dark hair; Remarks: Recruit ???

    (2) 6 Cavalry, Missouri; Geo W. Dickson; Pvt. Coffee's Regt. Appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War received and discharged at Gratiot Street Military Prison (see below), St. Louis, Mo., from Dec 16 to 31, 1862. Roll dated St. Louis, Jan 15, 1863. Where captured: Cedar County, Missouri on Nov. 14, 1862; Received: Dec. 31, 186?

    (3) 6 Calvary, Missouri; Geo W. Dickson, Coffee's Regt. Appears on a monthly report of Gratiot Street Prison (St. Louis, Mo.), March 1 to 31, 1863; report not dated; Where captured: Cedar County, Mo. on Nov 14, 1862; Received: Dec 31, 186?; Discharged Mar 4, 186?; Remarks: "Washington"

    (4) G. W. "Dixon" Pvt; Coffee's Mo. Regt.; Appears on a Register of General Hospital, Petersburg, Virginia; Complaint: pneumonia; admitted March 18, 1863; Returned to duty: April 2, 1863; Remarks: "Paroled prisoner."

    From Wikipedia: Gratiot Street Prison (pronounced Grass-shut) was an American Civil War prison located in St. Louis, Missouri and was the largest war prison in Missouri. Run by the Union Army, it housed Confederate prisoners-of-war, confederate sympathizers, guerrillas, spies, and Federal soldiers accused of crimes. It is well known for being the site of a daring breakout in the last days of the American Civil War. The prison building was previously a medical school named McDowell's College, which was confiscated by the Union Army and converted to a prison in December 1861. Its official capacity was 1,200 but at times it had 2,000 prisoners. The prison was used mostly as a transfer point for prisoners going to other Union prisons. It was located at the corner of Gratiot and 8th Streets in St. Louis, and demolished in 1878.
    The location is now the site of the Ralston Purina headquarters. 
    George Washington Dickson
    George Washington Dickson
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    Picture of Gratiot Street Prison in the 1860s from 'Story of a Border City During the Civil War' by Galusha Anderson, published 1908
    Picture of Gratiot Street Prison in the 1860s from "Story of a Border City During the Civil War" by Galusha Anderson, published 1908
    Residence 1860 - 1862  MIssouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    According to census records, George and Mary Dickson's two oldest children, Margaret and John, were born in Missouri. Many of the trees on ancestry.com indicate that son John Dickson was born in White, Cedar County, Missouri - the same county where George Washington Dickson enlisted into the Civil War and was taken captive by union forces. 
    Residence by 1865  Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    George and Mary Dickson's third child was born in 1865 in Arkansas 
    Census 1870  Round Prairie, Benton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family #534; Indexed as George Dickson, age 38 born abt 1832 in Illinois; white male; nearest post office is Double Springs; he is a farm who owns land worth $1,500 and personal property worth $500; living with wife Mary, age 31 who is keeping house and was born in Missouri; children: Margaret, 10; John, 8; Martha, 5; Thomas, 3; and Kissamer, 1; the two older children were born in Missouri and the rest of the children were born in Arkansas 
    Died 10 Jun 1878  Cherokee City, Benton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date is from headstone
    Buried Aft 10 Jun 1878  Cherokee City, Benton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Dickson Cemetery
    George Washington Dickson
    George Washington Dickson
    Headstone
    Person ID P329  Curbow Montoya Family | Atwood Family Branch, Curbow Family Branch, Grantham Family Branch
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2012 

    Father Thomas Douglas Dickson,   b. 29 Nov 1790, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1861, Livingston, Clark County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Margaret Barkley,   b. 1798, Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Family ID F1049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Elizabeth Poindexter,   b. 31 Aug 1839, Dade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1901, Cherokee City, Benton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1859  Dade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Margaret Ellen Dickson,   b. 22 Jan 1858, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1913, Brentwood, Washington County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jul 2013 19:31:45 
    Family ID F1048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 May 1832 - Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Mar 1859 - Dade County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - United States Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865: Name: George W. Dickson; Birth Date: abt 1832; Age: 30; Enlistment Date: 1862; Military Unit: Sixth Cavalry, D-I. From Wikipedia: In the Civil War, Missouri was a border state that sent men, armies, generals, and supplies to both opposing sides, had its star on both flags, had separate governments representing each side, and endured a neighbor-against-neighbor intrastate war within the larger national war. By the end of the Civil War Missouri had supplied nearly 110,000 troops to the Union and about 40,000 troops for the Confederate Army. From nps.gov: Overview: 6th Cavalry Regiment [also called Southwest Cavalry] was formed during the late spring of 1862. Many of its members were form the counties of Barry, Newton, McDonald, Jasper, and Lawrence. The unit skirmished in the Indian Territory and Missouri, then was assigned to General Shelby's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department. It went on to take part in Shelby's raid in Arkansas and Missouri, Marmaduke's Expedition into Missouri, and again saw action in Arkansas. The unit reported 30 casualties with Marmaduke and 19 at Helena. During the winter of 1863-1864 new men joined the command, and it was redesignated the 11th Missouri Cavalry. The field officers were Colonel John T. Coffee and G.W. Thompson, Lieutenant Colonel James C. Hooper, and Majors George W. Nichols and Moses W. Smith. George Washington Dickson was a Confederate; a private at enlistment; a private and discharge; Film Number: M380 roll 4; Alternate Name: G. W. Dixon. Overview of Muster Roll Cards: (1) Co. 6, Missouri Cavalry; Confederate; Private on enlistment and discharge; Indexed G. W. Dickson; private; Coffee Regt. - Appears on a list of Prisoners of War sent to St. Louis, Mo., December 24, 1862 by Lt. Col. J. K. Mills, Provost Marshall, Dist. South West Mo.; list not dated; Residence: Ceder County, Missouri; Age 30; Height: 5'8"; blue eyes, dark hair; Remarks: Recruit ??? (2) 6 Cavalry, Missouri; Geo W. Dickson; Pvt. Coffee's Regt. Appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War received and discharged at Gratiot Street Military Prison (see below), St. Louis, Mo., from Dec 16 to 31, 1862. Roll dated St. Louis, Jan 15, 1863. Where captured: Cedar County, Missouri on Nov. 14, 1862; Received: Dec. 31, 186? (3) 6 Calvary, Missouri; Geo W. Dickson, Coffee's Regt. Appears on a monthly report of Gratiot Street Prison (St. Louis, Mo.), March 1 to 31, 1863; report not dated; Where captured: Cedar County, Mo. on Nov 14, 1862; Received: Dec 31, 186?; Discharged Mar 4, 186?; Remarks: "Washington" (4) G. W. "Dixon" Pvt; Coffee's Mo. Regt.; Appears on a Register of General Hospital, Petersburg, Virginia; Complaint: pneumonia; admitted March 18, 1863; Returned to duty: April 2, 1863; Remarks: "Paroled prisoner." From Wikipedia: Gratiot Street Prison (pronounced Grass-shut) was an American Civil War prison located in St. Louis, Missouri and was the largest war prison in Missouri. Run by the Union Army, it housed Confederate prisoners-of-war, confederate sympathizers, guerrillas, spies, and Federal soldiers accused of crimes. It is well known for being the site of a daring breakout in the last days of the American Civil War. The prison building was previously a medical school named McDowell's College, which was confiscated by the Union Army and converted to a prison in December 1861. Its official capacity was 1,200 but at times it had 2,000 prisoners. The prison was used mostly as a transfer point for prisoners going to other Union prisons. It was located at the corner of Gratiot and 8th Streets in St. Louis, and demolished in 1878. The location is now the site of the Ralston Purina headquarters. - 1862 - Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - According to census records, George and Mary Dickson's two oldest children, Margaret and John, were born in Missouri. Many of the trees on ancestry.com indicate that son John Dickson was born in White, Cedar County, Missouri - the same county where George Washington Dickson enlisted into the Civil War and was taken captive by union forces. - 1860 - 1862 - Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - George and Mary Dickson's third child was born in 1865 in Arkansas - by 1865 - Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Family #534; Indexed as George Dickson, age 38 born abt 1832 in Illinois; white male; nearest post office is Double Springs; he is a farm who owns land worth $1,500 and personal property worth $500; living with wife Mary, age 31 who is keeping house and was born in Missouri; children: Margaret, 10; John, 8; Martha, 5; Thomas, 3; and Kissamer, 1; the two older children were born in Missouri and the rest of the children were born in Arkansas - 1870 - Round Prairie, Benton County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jun 1878 - Cherokee City, Benton County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 10 Jun 1878 - Cherokee City, Benton County, Arkansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4273286802] U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865, Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations, compiled 1903 - 1927, documenting the period 1861 - 1865; Catalog ID: 586957; Record Group #: 109; Roll #: 42.

    2. [S2624683368] 1870 United States Federal Census, (1870. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls. Minnesota. Minnes), Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Round Prairie, Benton, Arkansas; Roll: M593_47; Page: 348B; Image: 693; Family History Library Film: 545546.

    3. [S4273286786] Web: Arkansas, Find a Grave Index.