Private Simeon S. Dugger, Sr. was born on September 29th, 1829 at Thomas County, Georgia.
He married Mary A. Pitman on October 2nd, 1857 at Gadsden County, Florida. In 1860 he was living in Leon County, Florida with Mary and two daughters. He was by occupation a farmer, with a personal worth of $95.
He enlisted April 1st, 1864 at Whitfield County, Georgia in Captain Davidson’s Company; however, there is no official record(*) of his service until he was captured near Marietta, Georgia on July 3rd, 1864 immediately following the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.
(*) In a letter dated September 18th, 1899, Lieutenant Black vouched for Simeon’s service when Simeon applied for a Confederate Pension, stating the Simeon enlisted on April 1st, 1864, and that he, “took part in the battles of Resaca, Jonesboro, Dallas, and “Devil’s Elbow” or Chethams bend [Kennesaw Mountain].” - State Library and Archives, Florida Memory, Collections/Confederate Pension Applications, https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/167927
He was sent to the Federal Military Prison at Nashville, Tennessee, and immediately sent from there to Louisville Kentucky. On July 13th, 1864, he was transferred to Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Indiana arriving there on July 14th.
While imprisoned at Camp Morton, Private Duggan contracted a severe respiratory infection, resulting in the loss of sight in his right eye. He was paroled on March 15th, 1865 and sent via the Baltimore and Ohio railroad to Point Lookout, Maryland to await exchange. Simeon was admitted General Hospital No. 9 at Richmond, Virginia, on March 24, 1865.
He surrendered at Tallahassee on May 10, 1865, and was paroled on May 18, 1865.
After the war, Private Dugger and his family moved to Liberty County, Florida near Hosford. He applied for and was awarded a Florida Confederate Pension.
He died on September 18th, 1904 at Hosford, and is interred at Blue Creek Cemetery, Liberty County, Florida.