★  Dewey, Joel Allen

Joel Allen Dewey


Born: September 20, 1840

Birthplace: Georgia, Vermont

Father: Horace Moseley Dewey 1811 – 1892
(Buried: Austinburg Center Cemetery, Austinburg, Ohio)​

Mother: Harriet Peck Unknown – 1848
(Buried: Georgia Plain Cemetery, Georgia Plains, Vermont)​

Wife: Victoria Josephine Branner 1850 – 1930
(Buried: Charlton Cemetery, Charlton, Iowa)​


Walter Hamilton Dewey 1872 – 1952​
(Buried: Charlton Cemetery, Charlton, Iowa)​


1858 – 1861: Attended Oberlin College

1867: Graduated from Albany, New York Law School

Civil War Career:

1861: 2nd Lt. in 58th Ohio Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1863: Captain in 43rd Ohio Infantry Regiment​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Island No. 10, Tennessee​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Iuka, Mississippi​
1862: Participated in the Siege of Corinth, Mississippi​
1862 – 1863: Garrison Duty in Tennessee​
1864 – 1865: Colonel of 111th United States Colored Infantry Regiment​
1864: Participated with the Army, and his Regiment, in Alabama​
1864: Captured by Nathan B. Forrest in Athens, Georgia​
1865 – 1866: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers, Infantry​
1866: Mustered out of the Volunteer Army on January 31st

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Dandridge, Tennessee​
1869 – 1873: Tennessee Attorney General, for Second Tennessee District​

Died: June 17, 1873

Place of Death: Knoxville, Tennessee

Age at time of Death: 32 years old

Cause of Death: Assumably of the heart

Burial Place: Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Dandridge, Tennessee
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