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Dr Washington Troupe Dickson
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Birth: 1831
Troup County
Georgia, USA
Death: May 2, 1864
Grant County
Arkansas, USA

Washington Troupe Dickson was born in Troup County, Georgia in 1831. His family migrated to Arkansas by 1850. His older brother, William Crawford Dickson had an established dental practice in Columbia County. By 1860, he had moved his practice to northern Mississippi.

Washington Dickson, took over his brother's practice in Lamartine advertising his services in the Magnolia, Arkansas newspaper:

"Living in Lamartine Community, Dr. W.T. Dickson offers his professional service in dentistry, stating these terms-"cash" or a note with 10 % from date".

Washington married Nanny DeVaughn about 1860. They had one child, Adella Washington Troupe Dickson in 1861.

In April of 1864, the Union Army held the City of Camden, Arkansas. As the Confederate troops, including the 33rd Arkansas Infantry, converged on them, the Union Army quickly left the city to rebuff the advance.

The two armies met at Jenkins Ferry on the Saline River southeast of Little Rock. The Union made swift progress toward the approaching Confederate troops gaining the advantage of higher ground.

The Confederates, forced to fight in water, saw heavy losses. Captain Washington Dickson was killed as his company bravely held their position. His death was described by by Lt. Col. T.D. Thomson in his report, "Captain Dickson, of Company A, seeing the color-bearer shot down, gallantly raised the colors and kept them up until he was cut down by three balls".

(update 08 March 2014 by Randell Tarin)

Washington was buried in the the Dickson Family Cemetery near Waldo, Arkansas apparently in an unmarked grave. It was originally believed that the marker with his name was in the form of a cenotaph.

In 1933, his niece, Mary Dickson Worley, the daughter of his brother, Henry Clay Dickson, applied for a military marker. The application states that he was buried in an unmarked grave and in a private cemetery in Waldo, Arkansas.

Receipt of the marker was to go to his nephew, Troup Elmer Dickson, the son of a second brother, Christopher Columbus Dickson. It is questionable whether this marker was ever produced since the only indication of his burial today is on an obelisk containing multiple family names. This does however give credence to his actual burial in the Dickson Family Cemetery and not in the battle field. 
Family links: 
  Josiah Cyrus Dickson (1802 - 1871)
  Mary Louisa Walker Dickson (1805 - 1875)
  Nancy A C DeVaughan Daniel (1845 - 1921)*
  Adella Washington Troupe Dickson (1864 - 1874)*
  William Crawford Dickson (1825 - 1887)*
  Nancy W. Dickson Phillips (1827 - 1854)*
  David Walker Dickson (1831 - 1885)*
  Washington Troupe Dickson (1831 - 1864)
  Christopher Columbus Dickson (1832 - 1899)*
  Josiah Jefferson Dickson (1835 - 1863)*
  Mary Inez Dickson Dobson (1839 - 1876)*
  Susan E. Dickson Moreland (1842 - 1864)*
  Henry Clay Dickson (1844 - 1925)*
  Harriet Eugenia Dickson Formby (1848 - 1895)*
*Calculated relationship
CENOTAPH - Washington Dickson was killed in battle.
Dickson Cemetery
Columbia County
Arkansas, USA
Created by: Randell Tarin
Record added: Nov 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44766524
Dr Washington Troupe Dickson
Added by: Randell Tarin
Dr Washington Troupe Dickson
Added by: Randell Tarin
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God Bless You Dearest Sir, for you gave your Life In Honor to The Confederate States of America. May your Gallant Legacy live on. You are Proof of this "Virtual Flower"..I leave. Rest In Peace.
- Dixie Home Georgia
 Added: Feb. 18, 2015

- Mairbair57
 Added: Sep. 11, 2014

- Georgia Girl
 Added: Aug. 29, 2014
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