Dickey, James Troy Times 1/26/1865 Company C 71st OVI

James Dickey, private Co. C, 71st O. V. I., died in hospital at Camp Dennison, December 25th, 1864, and in his thirty-eighth year. He had just finished the term of service, having nobly volunteered three years since to defend the cause of his country. He was in the battle of Shiloh, Jonesboro, at the taking of Atlanta and in several minor engagements. In all the vicissitudes of a soldier's life, the camp, the march, the battle and the hospital he was ever prompt, brave and cheerful. He was attacked with fever soon after the fall of Atlanta and was removed to the hospital at Pulaski; from there to U. S. Hospital at Jeffersonville, Ind., and that being so crowded with patients he was taken in a very feeble state, to Camp Dennison, on the 15th of December. Mr. Dickey was a member of the M. E. Church of Troy; for 17 years he maintained a Christian character in the service, and in all his letters to friends at home he breathed an excellent Christian spirit. The chaplain at Camp Dennison, to the bereaved wife writes, that during his illness and in the dying scene, he was calm, resigned and hopeful. He has left a dependent and stricken family of wife and three children, and aged parents to mourn, but they mourn not without hope.

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