|Birth: ||Jul. 16, 1845|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 1941|
Co E 14th AL Infantry C.S.A.
Proud Confederate Soldier
March 5, 1913 Dallas Morning News
Green B. Dickson was born in Chambers County, Alabama, on July 16, 1845. On July 1, 1861, he enlisted in Company E of the 14th Alabama Infantry in the Confederate Army. His company became a part of the army of Northern Virginia, and he was discharged from the Confederate Army on July 17, 1865. His service record shows that he was reported missing in action in the Battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. He was actually wounded in the left leg by a minnie ball and was taken prisoner by the Yankees. He was kept prisoner until exchanged on April 27, 1864. He was in Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, and that is where he received his wound. He said that he laid on the battlefield the remainder of that day and throughout the night before he received any attention, and that he did not believe that it was possible for a human being to suffer as he suffered that afternoon and night. The next day following Pickett's Charge, he was taken by the Yankees as a wounded prisoner, given medical attention, and was kept a prisoner for almost a year. After the war, he went back to Alabama and then went into Tennessee and lived in the same community with the Andrews family, who afterwards came to Titus County and settled around Cookville. Green Dickson says while in Tennessee, that Dolph Andrews and one of his brothers got in a fight with some Yankee soldiers and killed some of the soldiers. Green Dickson, fearing that the Yankees might think that he was implicated in the fight, immediately left and came to Texas. He came to Titus County and remained in this county until his death on March 5, 1941.After coming to Titus County, he purchased some land about 3 miles northwest of Mt. Pleasant in the Forest Grove community and lived there for a number of years, and was probably living there when he was first married. He and his wife had four children, all boys, and these were Ed, Will, Charlie and Harry. His first wife died in 1895, and he married a second time, but he and this second wife had no children and she died in 1939.There is perhaps no man that ever lived in Titus County that was loved and respected by the citizenship of Titus County as was Green B. Dickson. In 1882, he was elected Sheriff of Titus County and held this office for 18 consecutive years. He was a fearless officer and without a doubt always performed every function required of him as a Sheriff. He then served 8 years as Tax Assessor of Titus County, and 12 years as County Treasurer. He could have held office in the county as long as he lived if he had desired.He was the last Confederate veteran in Titus County, and he and his wives and children are buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant.
Eliza Sophronia Dickson (1852 - 1895)*
Lucinda Harper Dickson (1870 - 1939)*
John Edward Dickson (1871 - 1949)*
William Walter Dickson (1873 - 1949)*
L Pat Dickson (1880 - 1914)*
Joe Dickson (1902 - 1903)*
Mount Pleasant (Titus County)
Created by: David Hill
Record added: Jul 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20533143