Hal Dixon Monument

Hal Dixon Monument

This monument honors Lieutenant Colonel Henry "Hal" Dixon, who was born in Granville County, circa 1750. He eventually rose to the position of Inspector of the Militia, in which capacity he served at the battle of Guilford Courthouse. Lt. Col. Dixon died on July 17, 1782 from injuries he sustained during the battle of Eutaw Springs. The inscription upon his monument contains two errors: The battle of Monmouth was on June 28, 1778 and the battle of Camden was in the year 1780.

The inscription on the monument reads:

IN MEMORIAM
LIEUT. COL. "HAL" DIXON
OF CASWELL COUNTY, N.C.
3RD N.C. REGIMENT, CONTINENTAL LINE
BRANDYWINE SEPT. 11TH 1777.
GERMANTOWN OCT. 4TH 1777.
MONMOUTH JUNE 20TH 1778.
STONO FERRY JUNE 20TH 1779.
CAMDEN AUG. 16TH 1779.
GUILFORD COURT HOUSE MARCH 15TH 1781.
THE EMBODIMENT OF CHIVALRY
THE IDOL OF HIS SOLDIERS
THRICE WOUNDED IN BATTLE
FROM WHICH HE DIED

JULY 17TH 1782
1895

All photographs 2005-2008
by  
Westfield, NC

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