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John Franklin Dixon
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Birth: Jan. 2, 1842
Rockingham County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 1928
Rockingham County
North Carolina, USA

Civil War Veteran at age of 20 volunteered. He served as a private in E Company 45th North Carolina Infantry Regiment Mustered into service Apr 2 1862 with Capt. Samuel H Boyd's County(Troublesome boys) North Carolina Volunteers. Captured Sept 19, 1864 at Winchester Virginia, and was a prisoner of war at Point Lookout Maryland after arriving at Harpers Ferry Sept 27 1864. He was exchanged Mar 15 1865.He served three years until the War's end. He liked to sit on the porch and talk about his adventures as a scout or spy behind the lines of the enemy. He tells of being at Chancellorsville Virginia when Stonewall Jackson is killed, and of being wounded in the leg at Gettysburg Pa,a wound he would suffer from for the rest of his life. Soon after his return, and discharge from the army, John married and took his younger brother and sister Levi Ross and sister Sarah Ann in to rear. 
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  Robert Lee Dixon (1810 - 1881)
  Dorcus Williams Dixon (1812 - 1864)
  Lucinda Elsbeth Harrison Dixon (1844 - 1907)
  James Monroe Dixon (1868 - 1954)*
  Arminius Gray Dixon (1870 - 1962)*
  John Woodson Dixon (1872 - 1953)*
  Joseph Archilus Dixon (1874 - 1961)*
  Thomas Walter Dixon (1878 - 1879)*
  Cora Dixon McCollum (1882 - 1973)*
  Cleveland Hendrickes Dixon (1884 - 1913)*
  Cleveland Hendrickes Dixon (1884 - 1913)*
  George Washington Williams (1830 - 1904)**
  John Franklin Dixon (1842 - 1928)
  Nancy M. Dixon (1844 - 1861)*
  Sarah Ann Dixon Smothers (1846 - 1932)*
  Levi Ross Dixon (1850 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Midway United Methodist Church Cemetery
Rockingham County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Kenneth Fawcett
Record added: Sep 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76566770
John Franklin Dixon
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Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: May. 14, 2014

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