The Last Soldier Project: Dane County, Wis.
Dr. Hervie A. Dobson

(Obituary from The Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, 28 November 1942)

Dr. Hervie A. Dobson, last of Madison's Civil War Veterans died at his home yesterday. He had observed his 100th birthday July 3. Although he had lost a leg in an industrial accident, Dr. Dobson enlisted in the Union Army with special permission of President Lincoln. In March, 1938, he underwent an operation in which the second leg was removed. He was commander-in-chief of the Lucius Fairchild Post of the GAR, which once had 715 members.

Hervie A. Dobson served in Co. K, 11th Veterans Reserve Corps Regiment, and 22 Company, 2nd Battalion, Veteran's Reserve Corps.

Information Sources:
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, Saturday, 28 November 1942, Pg 2

Researched and submitted by Bro. Vince Barker

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Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Department of Wisconsin


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