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Obituary of Joseph Dulaney Points, Palatka, Florida.

Capt. Joseph Dulaney Points, one of the best-known and most highly esteemed citizens of Palatka, Fla., died on April 8, 1915.

Captain Points was in his seventy-forth year. He was born at Charlottesville, Va., and was a descendent of distinguished Revolutionary ancestry. He was a student at the Virginia Military Institute at the outbreak of the war and volunteered with the student body to serve the Confederacy. He was one of five brothers who, in Pickett's Division, made the memorable charge up Gettysburg Heights, and four were left dead upon that bloody field, Captain Points himself receiving a serious wound, His young brother, Polk, a lad of fifteen, color bearer of his regiment, was shot down as his company charged up the heights, and his brother Summerfield, who fought at his side, seized and bore the colors aloft, when he too was shot dead a few moments later.

Captain Points went to Palatka about twenty-five years ago, and had been active in the affairs of the city since then, having served as mayor for one term and several terms as alderman, always with honor to himself and credit to the city, As a business man he had few peers. He was always straightforward and honorable to a fault in his business transactions. He is survived by three sons.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, July, 1915.

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