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Age: 27, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 11/7/61, m/i 11/19/61, Farrier, Co. A, 1st VT CAV, dis/dsb 11/4/62
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Birth: 02/28/1839, Hebron, NY
Burial: Grand Isle Cemetery, Grand Isle, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 15967897
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/23/1890, VT; widow Esther S., 9/16/1903, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Grand Isle Cemetery, Grand Isle, VT
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Daniel McDixon of Grand Isle died at his home on August 20 and was buried in Grand Isle cemetery on August 22. Mr. Dixon was born in West Hebron, N. Y., in 1836. He was left without a father at an early age and soon learned something of the privations of life. He enlisted as a veterinary surgeon in the First Vermont Cavalry at the opening of the war. For three years he served amid danger being trampled upon by t he cavalry at the second battle of Bull Run; wounded in the battle of the Wilderness; and also received two sabre cuts upon the head at a later date. In January, 1865, he was married and came to live in Grand Isle. He became a member of the Congregational Church under the pastorate of the Rev. O. G. Wheeler. Mr. Dixon's health has been impaired since the close of the war, but not until about one year ago was he confined to the house. His suffering was intense at times. Mrs. Dixon watched him faithfully during his sickness and now that she is left alone by his death, she has the sympathy of all who know of her affliction.
Source: Burlington Free Press, August 28, 1903
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.