Charles S Dyer
Co H 9 Tex Inf CSA
Apr 13 1862
Caney Creek Mounted Inf
Vol Mary Waldrum Dyer
||Charles S. Dyer
||Section:Confederate Field, Section 2 (D)
|Reason for Eligibility:
||Confederate Veteran; Senate Concurrent Resolution
||April 13, 1862
|DYER, CHARLES S.(1828 ~ 1862). Former confederate soldier Charles S. Dyer was born in 1828 to Nicholas and Harriett Dyer in Coweta County, Georgia. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Alabama, settling in Tallapoosa County. They left Alabama soon after, though, moving to Clark County, Arkansas.
Charles Dyer left his family in 1855, moving to Fannin County, Texas. After his first wife Amanda died in 1853, he married Mary Ann Waldrum Lackey in Fannin County. He became a farmer, but joined the Confederate Army shortly after the beginning of the Civil War.
On June 29, 1861, Charles Dyer first joined a local militia, the Caney Creek Mounted Infantry, and was elected a Second Lieutenant. However, in October 1861, the unit was disbanded as local militias increasingly joined the Confederate Army. Charles Dyer joined Company H, 9th Texas Infantry as a Private in December 1861.
The 9th Texas Infantry marched to Arkansas to defend against Federal troops, eventually ending up in Tennessee at the Battle of Shiloh under the command of General Albert Sidney Johnston, who is also buried at the Texas State Cemetery. He was wounded there on April 6, 1862 when a tree limb fell on him.
He died April 13, 1862.
Charles Dyer’s final burial place is unknown, but he is honored in the State Cemetery with a cenotaph.