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Collection Number: 00223-z

Collection Title: E. D. Dixon Recollections, 1862-1865.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 1 (4 pages) items
Abstract E. D. (Edward D.) Dixon was a captain in the 55th North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States Army. The collection is Civil War reminiscences written by Dixon at age 89, describing his battle experiences and imprisonment at Johnson's Island Prison following capture at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Creator Dixon, E. D. (Edward D.)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the E. D. Dixon Recollections, #223-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
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E. D. (Edward D.) Dixon was a captain in the 55th North Carolina Regiment, Confederate States Army. Dixon joined the company, then called the Cleveland Greys, in Cleveland County, N.C., in the spring of 1862. He drilled at Camp Mangum, after which his company was incorporated in the newly organized 55th Regiment as Company C. He served in eastern North Carolina; Suffolk, Va., Petersburg, Va., and Fredericksburg, Va.; and finally at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he was wounded and captured. Upon capture he was sent to military prison at Fort Delaware and then to Johnson's Island in Sandusky, Ohio. Dixon was paroled and released in February 1865, and returned to the Confederacy.

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The collection is a typed copy of Civil War reminiscences written by E. D. (Edward D.) Dixon at age 89. Dixon describes his military service and battle experiences in eastern North Carolina; Suffolk, Va., Petersburg, Va., Fredericksburg, Va.; and Gettysburg, Pa. Dixon also recounts his imprisonment at Johnson's Island following capture at Gettysburg and his release and return to the Confederacy in early 1865.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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