Alexander R. Dawson, Co. F, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – September 4, 1941

War Veteran, Builder Dies

A.R. Dawson, 99, Last of His Legion Unit

Alexander Reed Dawson, last surviving member of Mueller Encampment, No. 1, Union Veterans’ Legion, died yesterday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alfred M. Andrews, in Chicago, at the age of 99.

        Mr. Dawson engaged in the contracting business in Pittsburgh for many years after the Civil war during which he suffered wounds in the Battle of Gettysburg and in the Wilderness campaign. He was once a prisoner of war in Libby prison.

        Four years ago he moved to Chicago to live with his daughter and had been in fairly good health until several months ago. He formerly lived at 3258 Orlean street, Northside.

        Born in the Northside, Mr. Dawson, shortly after the outbreak of the Civil War, enlisted in Company F of the Tenth Pennsylvania Reserves and before the war was over, was promoted to corporal.

        He was for many years a member of the Eighth United Presbyterian Church.

        Besides Mrs. Andrews, he leaves another daughter, Mrs. James E. Weller; two sons, Robert W. Dawson, all of Chicago, and George F. Dawson of Joseph, Oregom. Mr. Dawson’s wife, Anna, died in 1937.

        Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the Frank W. Simons funeral home, 2025 Perrysville avenue. Burial will be in Union Dale Cemetery.

Alexander R. Dawson (1843-1941) – Find a Grave Memorial

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Brendon is a history buff who loves American History, especially the American Civil War. He is also a direct descendant of William H. Wagner of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves. Member of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves Co. A (Reenacting Unit). Creator of The Blue & Gray Historian on Instagram and Facebook. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.