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Birth: Dec. 4, 1825, Wilmington, Pennsylvania.
Death: Jun. 30, 1864.
Parents: Matthew and Nancy Irwin Dawson.
Wife: Rachel B. Burgers Dawson (1827 - 1860).
Burial: Neshannock Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.
Math. M. Dawson Lt. Colonel, mustered in August 31, 1861, for 3 years. Promoted from Captain Company B. to Major, July 12, 1862; to Lt. Colonel, December 30, 1862; died June 30, of wounds received at Petersburg. Va., June 17, 1864; buried in National Cemetery, Arlington
CASE 1251. Lieutenant-Colonel M. M. Dawson, 100th Pennsylvania, aged 38 years, was wounded at Petersburg, June 17, 1864. Surgeon M. K. Hogan, U. S. V., reported from a Ninth Corps hospital : "A shot wound of the left arm and left side of thorax; the ball extracted, and the patient sent to Washington, June 19, 1864" From Armory Square, Surgeon D. W. Bliss, U. S. V., reported: "A gunshot wound of the left shoulder, with contusion of the right breast. On June 2?th, secondary
haemorrhage occurred to the amount of thirty ounces. The operation of tying the axillary artery was performed. After ligating the proximal extremity, haemorrhage continued. The distal extremity was then secured by tying the brachial. A few hours after, haemorrhage burst out afresh, and finally the patient died."