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A. I. Dunn
Dec. 6, 1894
Aged 66 yrs.
63. Va. Inf.
||Andrew Jackson Dunn
||Section:Confederate Field, Section 2 (D)
|Reason for Eligibility:
||December 6, 1894
||December 6, 1894
|Confederate Home Roster Information:
|Admitted To Home:
||February 19, 1892
||63rd Va. Infantry |
|DUNN, ANDREW JACKSON (1828~1894) Andrew Jackson Dunn, Confederate veteran, was born in Washington County, Virginia in 1828. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Confederate Army and was mustered into the 63rd Virginia Infantry. The men of the 63rd were mustered into Confederate service on May 24, 1862, at Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia. Three days later, May 27, 1862, Dunn was elected captain and served as the regimental commissary officer and as assistant chief of staff.
From the beginning, the men of the 63rd were placed in the Army of Western Virginia, serving in the first brigade and then, after a reorganization, in the second brigade. For about a year, they were stationed in and around Abingdon. But, by July 2, 1863, they were moved west to Saltville, where they protected the salt-works. By September 1863, they moved south to Georgia, where they participated in the Confederate victory at Chickamauga.
After Chickamauga, Brigadier General Alexander Welch Reynolds took over the command of the brigade, which then included the 54th and 63rd Virginia Cavalries and the 58th and 60th North Carolina Cavalries. Under Reynolds’ command the men participated in the battle of Missionary Ridge and then moved further south to Atlanta where they participated in numerous skirmishes, including New Hope Church.
Very little is known of Dunn’s experiences during the War. Other than his serving as a regimental officer, the only other detailed information known is that he was relieved from service. This information was found in his Compiled Military Service Record, but, unfortunately, it does not provide a date to get an idea of when it took place.
After the War, Dunn’s whereabouts are unknown until 1870, when he moved to Texas. He eventually settled in Austin, where he was working as a dentist. While in the state capital, he married Connie Ann Malinda Davis, on October 21, 1888. Four years later, on February 19, 1892, he moved into the Texas Confederate Home in Austin.
Once in the Home, Dunn lived for another two years before he passed away on December 6, 1894. He was buried in the Texas State Cemetery that same day.
Upon moving into the Confederate Home, Dunn listed that he was a widower. This information is untrue. His wife, Connie, continued living in Austin and began receiving a Confederate Widow’s pension from the State of Texas. She passed away on July 3, 1921. There is no mention of any children.
Information taken from: Compiled Military Service Record; 63rd Virginia Infantry website, http://members.aol.com/jweaver300/grayson/63rdva.htm; Sketch of General Alexander Welch Reynolds website, http://members.aol.com/jweaver300/grayson/reynolds.htm; Charles E. Chambers, Virginia Confederates in Texas, (1993); Confederate Home Roster and Confederate Widow’s Pension Application #35207.