Asa Dixon

BirthMay 6, 1847
DeathFeb. 22, 1937
CemeteryBlair (Blair)
PostDix (Blair)
Unit22nd Iowa Infantry, Company C

Private Asa Dixon

Company C, 22nd Iowa Infantry

Dixon was born in Peoria County, Illinois on May 6, 1847. He was residing in Vanalia (Jasper County), Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on July 28, 1862. Dixon was mustered on August 28, 1862. He served 2 years and 11 months before being discharged on July 25, 1865 at Savannah, Georgia.

The 22nd Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered on September 9, 1862 at Iowa City. During Dixon’s tour of duty, the regiment was involved in several major campaigns and battles. A partial list includes:

Battle of Champion’s Hill (MS) (May 16, 1863).

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863). The Siege of Vicksburg was very costly to the Regiment. In several days of fighting the unit lost 37 soldiers, 130 were wounded, and 17 were captured. Private Dixon was slightly wounded on May 22, 1863.

General Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign (VA) (August 7-November 28, 1864).

Battle of Winchester (VA) (September 19, 1864). Regimental loses were 12 killed, 63 wounded, and 35 were taken prisoner.

Dixon died on February 22, 1937 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Blair Cemetery in Blair (Washington County), Nebraska. Dixon was a member of the Dix Post (#52) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Blair.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.