New York, USA
|Death: ||May 27, 1864|
There is some confusion as to where Sylvanus S. Dixon was born. The 1850 U.S. Census shows New York but the 1860 Census shows Ohio. In 1860 he worked as a machinist, living in Brooklyn Township, Cuyahoga County, Ohio bordering Cleveland, in the household of his mother, with three siblings. His father, also named Sylvanus, had died in 1855.
On April 29, 1861, he enlisted in Company E, 1st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for a 3-month term of service withe rank of private. Company E was recruited under the auspices of the Cleveland Grays, a local militia company organized in 1837. It was the such company to volunteer for field duty after the Civil War broke out. After service at the Battle of 1st Bull Run in northern Virginia, Company E returned to Cleveland and was mustered out, August 1, 1861.
Sylvanus reenlisted in the 1st Regiment, August 20, 1861 for a 3-years term of service as 1st Sergeant in Company D. It appears that he was transferred to Company F, then promoted to 2nd Lieutenant, Jan. 24, 1863 and transferred back to Company D. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant, November 15, 1863, he was transferred to Company I. His pension file indicates that he was never mustered as a 1st Lieutenant.
Sylvanus was killed in action, May 27, 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign, in an attack with the 41st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in Hazen's Brigade, at the Battle of Pickett's Mill (Dallas) in Georgia. The troops were hit by a volley of rifle fire from a thicket from the front and right. Stuck in the forehead, a bullet entered his brain.
His name is in Panel #1 in the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio. Thee is a memorial inscription for him on the gravestone of his mother and father in Monroe Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio. See Memorial #71468617.
His widow, the former Cora Ault, whom he married in Cuyahoga County, February 22, 1864 applied for a pension, July 5, 1864, which was approved and issued as Certificate #3666. They had no children. Sylvanus's mother, Maria, submitted Application #138685, December 10, 1866, for a mother's pension based on his military service, but it was not approved.
Cora remarried to Bryan H. Bosley, November 29, 1866, who had served in Company D, 198th Regiment, during the Civil War. Bryan died July 26, 1881 from T.B. and is buried at Woodland Cemetery in Cleveland. She remarried again, to John S. Mullen, who died July 27, 1909 is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Cleveland. His occupation had been that of undertaker. Cora, widowed again, died January 8, 1918 and is buried with Bryan H. Bosley at Woodland Cemetery.
Sylvanus Dixon (1793 - 1855)
Anna Marie Dixon (1813 - 1895)
Cora Phidelia Ault Mullen (1848 - 1918)
Caroline M Dixon Ingram (1834 - 1911)*
Sylvanus S. Dixon (1841 - 1864)
Vashti L Dixon (1853 - 1935)*
Marietta National Cemetery
Plot: Section: G. Grave: 8328.
Maintained by: William Stark
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3948441
1st. Lt. Sylvanus S. Dixon (Dickson). 1st Ohio Infantry. Orig. bur. 3 miles north of New Hope Church near Pickett's Mill directly in front of the rebel breastworks, along with Pvt Eli Burkhart and 11 Unknowns. "May 27th, at Burnt Hickory, the regiment los...(Read more)|
Added: May. 11, 2008