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Federal (USV)

Private

Daniel Nixon

(c. 1829 - 1862)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a 31 year old laborer in Vincentown, Southampton Township, Burlington County, NJ at the 1860 US Federal Census. He enlisted in Company I, 4th New Jersey Infantry on 17 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 14 September 1862 at Crampton's Gap.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New Jersey1. His widow Margaret Nixon (b. Ireland c. 1833, m. Burlington, NJ) received a pension of $8 per month from 1863 - 1870, when she ceased to draw it. She made a claim for reinstatement in 1877, which was denied. She worked as a housekeeper in Burlington and in a hotel in Philadelphia (US Department of the Interior pension Decisions, Vol. 7, 1895).

Birth

c. 1829 in NJ

Death

09/14/1862 Crampton's Gap, MD

Notes

1   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, Vol. 1, pp. 196 - 224  [AotW citation 14607]