Dexter (Rodney) Papers, 1861-1960s, 50 Items

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Cite As:Rodney Dexter Papers, Pearce Civil War Collection, Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas

Forms Part of: Pearce Civil War Collection

Location: 1-E6-d, OS-D5-a, OS-D5-b, OS-E2-g

Transcription(s): Yes

Scanned Copies on File: No

Accession Number: 2004.436

Processed by: Kathryn Sheriff, August 2006

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Abstract: Correspondence, diaries, official documents, and photographs (50 items, 1860-1933) document the events of the Civil War and the post-war lifestyles on Rodney Dexter. Dexter rose to the rank of Captain of the 4th New York Heavy Artillery by the end of the Civil War.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Colonel Rodney Dexter (1833-1918) was a member of the 4th New York Heavy Artillery. He served in McClellan\'s Peninsula Campaign, saw action at Gettysburg, and was sent to New York City to quell the New York City Draft Riots in 1863. Dexter\'s last two years with the Army of the Potomac found him engaged as an ordnance officer on the front lines. He was present at Appomattox, visited Richmond after the city\'s fall, and participated in the Grand Review with the rank of Brevet-Major.

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