|Birth||April 9, 1845|
|Death||Oct. 26, 1937|
|Unit||18th Missouri Infantry, Company B|
Private Austin E. Dixon
Company B, 18th Missouri Infantry
Dixon was born in Lima (Allen County), Ohio on April 9, 1845. He enlisted in the regiment on November 12, 1864. Dixon served 8 months with the regiment. He was mustered out on July 16, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Dixon joined the regiment in the final stages of the Civil War. His unit was part of General Sherman’s “War to the Sea” in November-December, 1864. Dixon would have joined the regiment in time to be part of the Campaign of the Carolinas (NC/SC) (January-April, 1865). Other battles and historic events during Dixon’s enlistment include:
Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 20-21, 1865).
At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee. (April 26, 1865).
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).
Dixon died on October 26, 1937 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Alma Cemetery in Alma (Harlan County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the VanMetre Post (#94) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Alma.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.