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John Dobson
Private John Dobson
Company G, 37th Illinois Infantry
Died 13 July 1919 in Lane County, Oregon.

John Dobson enlisted on 15 September 1861 as a Private for a period of 3 years in East Bend, Illinois. His residence was reported as East Bend, Champaign County, Illinois; his age, 22 years; his occupation, farmer.

John Dobson was mustered into Company G, 37th Illinois Infantry, on 18 September 1861, in Chicago, Illinois. He served more than 36.5 months in Illinois 37th Infantry; 18 Sept 1862 to 04 Oct 1864.

While John Dobson was in service, the 37th Illinois Infantry was engaged in the following battles which had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign:
  • Pea Ridge, Mo., 06 - 08 Mar 1862
  • Prairie Grove, Ark., 07 Dec 1862
  • siege, assaults, and surrender of Vicksburg, Miss., 14 June - 04 July 1863

    Dobson was mustered out of U.S. service at Chicago, Illinois, on 04 Oct 1864, at the end of his period of enlistment.

    Other Information regarding John Dobson:
  • born in 1838/1839 in Champaign County, Illinois
  • brother, Crawford Dobson, served in the same company and regiment
  • died on 13 July 1919 in Lane County, Oregon
  • buried in Eugene Pioneer Cemetery, Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

  • Fletcher, R., SUVCW, Camp #6, Eugene-Springfield, Oregon; source of sibling service,
        burial cemetery information, and headstone image.
  • Historical Data Systems, American Civil War Research Database
  • Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database
  • US NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries
  • US NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories

  • image by: Randy Fletcher, SUVCW, Camp #6, Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
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