Moses Waddell Dobbins enlisted 24 March 1863

by | Jan 25, 2016 | Alamance, Confederate affiliation

Dobbins enlisted as a private and served in Virginia in the medical corps of the 64th Regiment, Georgia Infantry, Company I. My family history states that he was in the medical corps at General Lee’s headquarters and attended to him once when called upon. Dobbins was wounded in the war, never to work again. After the war, he returned to his cotton plantation home in Stewart County, GA where his wife, children, and slaves waited. He watched as his plantation home was sold at public auction. His family was forced to move into a slave hut on the property. His wealthy brother-in-law Thomas Mitchell bought 150 acres on Nancy’s Creek in Atlanta, GA, and Dobbins’ family moved there. Before the war he was a teacher at Franklin College (now the University of Georgia). He met and married his first wife there. They had two children. His wife died young, and he then married Sarah Elton Mitchell. They had 2 children before the war and another 2 after the war. He died at his home on Nancy’s Creek. Source: National Park Service, US Civil War Soldiers 1861-1865, www.ancestry.com Source: Dobbins Family History by Gertrude Dobbins

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