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None of the records that I have indicate he was killed by a carpetbagger.
The Simeon Sawyer who married Julia Dowdy was born between 1812- 1814. I have two possible dates for his death. I tend to believe this one:
American Civil War Soldiers
about Simeon Sawyer
Name: Simeon Sawyer
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: North Carolina
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private.
Enlisted in Company L, 12th Infantry Regiment North Carolina.
Transferred out of Company L, 12th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 15 Oct 1861.
Transferred Company A, 32nd Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 15 Oct 1861.
Died of disease as a POW Company A, 32nd Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 5 Jan 1865 at Elmira, NY.
Simeon was the son of Simeon T. Sawyer (b. 1782 - d. 1814) and his wife Dorcas (b. 1782 - d.1860). She may be the daughter of John Tatum who left his will Dec. 8, 1807 - March 1, 1808 and names among his children Darkes SAWYER. After Simeon's death she married Daniel Lindsey, Jr. She is living with her son Caleb T. Sawyer in 1860.
Simeon who died in 1814 was the son of Jacob Sawyer who's will was proven in 1827.
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