George Erasmus Dixon

  • American


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1862/04/07 Company A, 21st Alabama Infantry Regiment loses 200 men killed or wounded out of 650 at the Battle of Shiloh. Sergeant Dixon is severely wounded in the left leg. A $20 gold coin he carried as a good luck piece saved his leg, and possibly his life. Confederate Sergeant Shiloh National Military Park Tennessee Battle of Shiloh
1864/02/17 Commanded by Lt Dixon, about 4 miles off Breach Inlet in Sullivan's Island the H L HUNLEY places a 135 lb torpedo below the waterline of the USS Housatonic. The Housatonic burns for three minutes before sinking, killing five sailors. Confederate Lieutenant H L HUNLEY (submarine) North Charleston Invention of the Submarine
1864/02/17 Commanded by Lt Dixon, about 4 miles off Breach Inlet in Sullivan's Island the H L HUNLEY places a 135 lb torpedo below the waterline of the USS Housatonic. The Housatonic burns for three minutes before sinking, killing five sailors. Confederate Lieutenant H L HUNLEY (submarine) North Charleston H L HUNLEY's Final Mission
1864/02/17 The Hunley surfaces and signals their comrades at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island with a blue magnesium light, indicating a successful mission. Confederate Lieutenant Fort Moultrie Sullivan's Island, SC H L HUNLEY's Final Mission
1864/02/17 The Hunley surfaces and signals their comrades at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island with a blue magnesium light, indicating a successful mission. Confederate Lieutenant H L HUNLEY (submarine) North Charleston H L HUNLEY's Final Mission
1864/02/17 The H L HUNLEY, along with First Lt Dixon and seven Confederate crewmen, sinks on it's return to Sullivan's Island. Died H L HUNLEY (submarine) North Charleston H L HUNLEY's Final Mission
2004/04/17 Remains of George Dixon and the HUNLEY's crewmen are buried in Magnolia Cemetery. His home Lodge, now known as Mobile-McCormick Lodge No 40, and the Masonic Grand Lodges of Alabama and South Carolina participated in the military and Masonic funeral rites. In Memoriam Magnolia Cemetery Charleston, SC H L HUNLEY's Final Mission
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