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William Henry Dickey
Birth: Jun. 10, 1840
Manchester
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA
Death: Feb. 21, 1902
Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo County
Michigan, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. As a twenty-one year old lumber merchant he joined the 6th Michigan Volunteer Infantry as a 1st lieutenant when it was organized for a three year enlistment at Kalamazoo on August 20, 1861. His unit participated in General Butler's expedition against New Orleans and was one of the first regiments to occupy the city. It also participated in the Battle of Baton Rouge and was recognized for exemplary service during the Seige of Port Hudson for control of the Mississippi River. While the 6th Michigan served garrison duty at Port Hudson, the 84th United States Colored Troups was formed out of the 12th Corps de Afrique Infantry on April 4, 1864. Dickey was made Colonel of the 84th in recognition of his management and leadership skills. He led the 84th U.S.C.T. during the Red River Campaign and saw significant action near Morganza on November 23, 1864. The 84th continued to serve with duty in the Northern District of Louisiana and the Department of the Gulf until it was mustered out of service on March 14, 1866. At the end of the war, he returned to Kalamazoo and resumed his career as a lumber merchant and commercial traveller. (bio by: Thomas Fisher) 
 
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  Lucinda Barton Dickey (1841 - 1870)*
 
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Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Hastings
Barry County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Sec. A-South, Lot 345
 
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Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
Record added: Oct 03, 2010
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