|Death: ||Sep. 13, 1864|
DICKENSON, JOHN W.:
Co. K, 64th. Virginia Mounted Infantry
Enlisted on 9/13/62 at Gray's Farm.
Deserted 4/30/63, returned to duty.
Taken POW 9/9/63 at Cumberland Gap. Sent to Camp Douglas 9/24/63 where held until he died of an abcess on 9/13/64. Previously served in Co. F, 29th VA Inf. B. ca. 1826 in Russell Co. Age 34, farmer, 1860 Wise Co. Census. He was 6'2", dark comp., grey eyes, and black hair.
The first part of this bio was done by Bev in her Civil War research, I am thankful to Bev for honoring the Veterans of the Civil War.
John was originally buried at Chicago City Cemetery (now defunct)Plot:grave 3, block 2, When that Cemetery was closed due to citizens health concerns all burials were exhumed and reburied at other cemeteries in the city. Thousands of Confederate soldiers from the City Cemetery were buried in a mass grave at Oak Woods Cemetery, some time later a monument named Confederate Mound was built on top of the mass grave.
John Wesley Dickenson married Sarah "Sally" Gilley abt: 1847, Sarah Gilley from Lee Co. Virginia was born abt: 1830 and died 1894, They had 6 children:
John W. 1848-1884
Nancy J. 1851
William Henry 1853-1948
Martha Ann 1856-1925
George W. 1860-1861
John and Sarah spent most of their married life in Wise County Virginia
Oak Woods Cemetery
Plot: Confederate Mound
Maintained by: Dianna Taylor
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Apr 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10859816