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Dewey, Joel Allen


Age: 21, credited to Georgia, VT
Unit(s): 58th OH INF, 111th US CINF
Service: Oct 1861 2LT, 58th OH INF, CPT, 43rd OH INF, New Madrid, Iuka, Corinth, garrison duty in TN, LTC 111th US CLRD INF, Feb 1864 COL.; pr BGen 02/23/66

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Birth: 09/20/1840, Georgia, VT
Death: 06/17/1873

Burial: Hopewell Presbyterian Cemetery, Dandridge, TN
Marker/Plot: South side, 3 rows back, just to the right of access path
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 5894345


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Hopewell Presbyterian Cemetery, Dandridge, TN

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Gen. Joel A. Dewey, a native of Georgia, Vt., and a nephew of to A. S. Dewey, of this city, died suddenly June 17th, in the Circuit Courtroom, Knoxville, Tennessee, he being in attendance as a witness in an important case then on trial.

Gen. Dewey was about thirty-three years of age, a graduate of Oberlin College, Ohio, and served with distinction in the army from the commencement of the war until peace was declared, rising steadily to Brigadier Generalship, his promotion being due to merit, not influential friends. He first served in the war with Gen. Pope, but afterward joined Sherman's Army. He served for a time on the staff of Gen. Rosecrans. He was, at one time, a military prisoner in Georgia, and at the close of the war commanded the military post of Murfreesboro.

After the war he studied law, graduating at the Albany Law School in 1867. He subsequently located in Danbridge, East Tennessee, where he resided at the time of his death. In 1868 he was appointed Register in Bankruptcy, and in 1869 was elected by the popular vote the District Attorney of the Circuit Court.

He commanded from the start a large and lucrative practice, which by reason of his great ability, and correct business habits, was steadily increasing.

Source: Rutland Daily Globe, Aug. 5, 1873
Courtesy of Deanna French

For a detailed writeup of his death, see the Knoxville (TN) Daily Chronicle, June 18, 1873, page 4, top of column 2.


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