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2LT Daniel A. Dorsey
Birth: Dec. 31, 1838
Lancaster
Fairfield County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 10, 1918
Wadsworth
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Corporal in Company H, 33rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery as a participant as an Andrews Raider in the famed "Great Locomotive Chase" through Georgia in April 1862. His citation reads "One of the 19 of 22 men (including 2 civilians) who, by direction of Gen. Mitchell (or Buell), penetrated nearly 200 miles south into enemy territory and captured a railroad train at Big Shanty, Ga., in an attempt to destroy the bridges and track between Chattanooga and Atlanta". His Medal was issued on September 17, 1863. 22 other participants of the Raid were issued the CMOH. He was one of seven 33rd Ohio soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Corporal Martin J. Hawkins, Private Jacob Parrott, Corporal William Reddick, Private Samuel Robertson, Private Samuel Slavens, and Private John Wollam, all of whom were also Andrews Raiders). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Inscription:
Medal of Honor, 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, 33 Ohio Infantry
 
Burial:
Leavenworth National Cemetery
Leavenworth
Leavenworth County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 11, Row 19, Grave 8
GPS (lat/lon): 39.27456, -94.88536
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Jan 28, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6136914
2LT Daniel A. Dorsey
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Corporal Daniel Allen Dorsey (18381918) 33rd Ohio - September 17, 1863 - Escaped; later promoted to 1st lieutenant
- Barbara Anne (Brownell) Potter
 Added: Jun. 11, 2016
Soldier, just last year I had made it to the Big Shanty for the first time. I am glad to see you escaped the Confederate Court-Martial that befell Andrew and a few of his other raiders. Thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil...(Read more)
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 10, 2016

- Steve Perry
 Added: Aug. 31, 2015
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