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Gen Joseph Dickinson
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1830
Death: Apr. 26, 1904

Civil War Brevet Brigadier General. Merchant. Educated in Philadelphia's public schools, he left his work when the war broke out and joined William F. Small's 26th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, as a lieutenant. After Williamsburg and Antietam, he was brevetted a colonel. After the Battle of Gettysburg, he was brevetted a brigadier general. At the battle of Chancellorsville, then Colonel Dickinson protected the women and children of the South by guiding them to the rear of the action. Fanny Longworth Pound Chancellor and her daughter Susan were among the women and children Dickinson led from the cellar of the burning Chancellor mansion to safety. Mrs. Chancellor and Dickinson continued a correspondence until her death in 1892; Dickinson attended her funeral. He died of rheumatism, gout, and a weak heart.



 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section Eastern, Site 1024
 
Created by: rjschatz
Record added: May 06, 2005
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- Lynne Maschefzky
 Added: Sep. 25, 2008
God bless this true gentleman and hero. May he rest in peace.
- Barbara Hammons Davis, Dalt's Mom
 Added: Aug. 31, 2008

- FreddieD.
 Added: Aug. 20, 2008
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