Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Edmund A Dixon.

Edmund A Dixon.

Birth: Jan. 31, 1821.
Death: Jan. 13, 1888.

Wife: Annie P. Dixon (1823 - 1876).

Children: Annette Cordelia Dixon Stewart (1845 - 1924).

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery,York County, Maine.

Maine Twenty Seventh Infantry Co. G. Regimental History.

Capt. Edmund A. Dixon of Company G, was born in Eliot, Maine, February 10, 1821, and died there January 13, 1888. Prior to the war of the rebellion, he was the first lieutenant of an Artillery Company, stationed at Fort Mc' Clary, Maine, at the mouth of the Piscataqua River ; but this Company was never mustered into the service of the United States. His business, both before and after his term of service in our Regiment, was that of a butcher, and for some years before his death, he was employed at this business at Brighton, Massachusetts. He was a man of an athletic make, and powerful physique, who possessed an easy and ready ascendency over his men, and who appeared to be unusually strong in their confidence, and was thus, of course, a successful company commander. I think in no Company in the Regiment was esprit de corps more marked than in this. I did not know the Captain well enough, personally, to characterize him more specifically.


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