DOLSON, Benjamin

TX 26th Cav Co F. CSA. Born 1 Mar 1834 at Fredrikstad, Norway. Civil War: Enlisted for the war on 13 Oct 1861 at Bolivar Point, Texas. Private. Assigned duty as a sailmaker, making tents, at Galveston from 31 Jan 1862 until 25 Feb 1862. Transferred to TX Hv Arty 1st Reg Co B on 7 Jul 1862. Detached at shell bank on Sabine River during Nov and Dec 1862. Absent on furlough 10 Apr 1863 to 5 May 1863. Detailed aboard steamer Diana 8 Oct 1863 to Dec 1863. Was on a dispatch boat at Galveston 25 Mar 1864 to the spring of 1865. Paroled at Galveston 28 Jun 1865. Post war: Died 1917 in Galveston, Texas. Sources: (www.borgerkrigen.info)

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