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Grave Dedication of John Madison McFall Dictson
November 15, 2003 Springs Chapel Cemetery
all photos by Ron Henson
| John's military record
begins with him serving in the 4th Virginia State Line. Then he became
2nd Lt. of the 7th Battalion Confederate Cavalry in Virginia where he
served under Prentice's Battalion.
He fought in many battles but perhaps the one he is remembered most for is the Battle of Cranesnet in Virginia. He is also mentioned as being one of Menifee's men. Family stories and his obituary lists him as being a Captain by the end of the war.
The United States government issued a Civil War grave marker
and now, after 89 years he has the headstone he so reverently deserves.
Upon the close of the war
and fear for his families safety; John built a houseboat and took his
family to Texas. He took all children except one daughter who was
engaged to be married. Along the way he changed his name from McFall to
Dictson. In Greenville, Hunt County, Texas, John and his wife Viney
raised their children and became prominent members of the community.
Sincere thanks to the following Sons of Confederate
Brig. Gen. Douglas H. Cooper Camp #819 Atoka, Ok
Lakota Nation Camp #2000 Wounded Knee, S.D.
Clem Vann Rogers Camp #481 Oklahoma City, Ok
email your County Coordinator Ron Henson
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