Contributed by Belfast Historical Society
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Major Frank W. Dickerson, son of Judge Jonathan G. Dickerson of Belfast, served during the Civil War with the Regular Army, Fifth U. S. Cavalry. Frank participated in twelve major battles, and in one engagement, had his horse shot out from under him. Pronounced unable to continue to fight because of the combined effects of a war wound compounded by a debilitating illness, he served his remaining time fulfilling behind-the-lines support responsibilities.
His enduring wish towards the end of his life was to return home. At age 24, on board a ship in Boston Harbor, with his father at his side, Frank died on February 11, 1866.
About This Item
- Title: Frank W. Dickerson, Belfast, ca. 1860
- Creation Date: circa 1860
- Subject Date: circa 1860
- Town: Belfast
- County: Waldo
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 19 cm x 15 cm
- Collection: Quimby-Pineo Collection
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Dickerson, Frank, 1841-1866--Portrait photographs
- United States. Army. Cavalry regiment, 5th
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- War wounds
- War casualties
For more information about this item, contact:Belfast Historical Society
10 Market Street, Belfast, ME 04915
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