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Dyser Hurley

Obituary of Luke J. Dyser, Baltimore, Maryland.

Luke J. Dyser, a prominent Confederate veteran of Baltimore, Md., died at his home on the seventy-ninth anniversary of his birth, April 23, 1916, after an illness of a week.

He received his early education at St. Peter's School, in Baltimore. When the war began, he enlisted in the 1st Maryland Regiment, serving in Company G. Later he joined Company F, 1st Virginia Regiment, known as Mahone's Brigade. He took part in many battles, including the first and second battles of Manassas, Sharpsburg, South Mountain, Spotsylvania Courthouse, the Wilderness, and Gettysburg. He was with Lee when he surrendered.

After the war Mr. Dyser returned to Baltimore and married Miss Mary C. Hurley. He was appointed a captain of police of Baltimore County and served about ten years, when appointed to the city force. He retired in 1905. He was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church and was also a member of Arnold Elzey Command of Confederate Veterans. He is survived by his wife, five sons, and four daughters. Mr. Dyser was an ardent student of Shakespeare; and it was a coincidence that his death occurred on the tercentenary of the author, who also was born and died on April 23.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, July, 1916.

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