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J C Dexter

22nd MI Infantry 

(1843 – 1863) 

     Born in 1843 it is likely that this soldier was Julius Dexter, the son of Daniel and Arvilla Dexter of Southfield Township.  Dexter enlisted on August 14, 1862 as a private in the 22nd MI Infantry, Company A at age 19.  Promoted to corporal during his first year of service, J. C. Dexter was killed in action at the battle of Chickamauga, GA on September 20, 1863.  Dexter is listed as J. G. Dexton on the Birmingham, MI Veterans’ Monument.

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