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Federal (USV)

Corporal

Charles E. Dix

(c. 1841 - 1921)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A weaver in South Hadley Falls, he enlisted as Corporal in Company G, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry at age 20 in May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the thigh in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

Discharged for wounds on 21 May 1863. Enlisted in Company L, 3rd New Jersey Cavalry in December 1863 and mustered on 24 March 1864. Promoted to Corporal on 1 October 1864, and to Sergeant 1 June 1865. He mustered out on 1 August 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Quint1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. New Jersey service from Stryker2, thanks to the pointer from Karen Denmark on her 3rd New Jersey Cavalry site.

Birth

c. 1841 in GERMANY

Death

02/25/1921; burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, OH

Notes

1   Quint, Alonzo Hall, The Record of the Second Massachusetts Infantry: 1861-1865, Boston: James P. Walker, 1867, pp. 380 - 403  [AotW citation 14459]

2   State of New Jersey, Adjutant-General's Office, and William S. Stryker, Adjutant General, Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876, pg. 1361  [AotW citation 14484]