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Federal (USV)

Private

Egbert Oswald Hixon

(1824 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company

Before Antietam

He was a 35 year old bootmaker living in Medway when he enlisted as Private on 2 September 1861. He had previously served in Company D of the 8th Massachusetts Infantry, a 3-month unit.

On the Campaign

He was listed as a deserter on 03 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died on 22 November 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee, according to one uncomfirmed report.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, with genealogical details from Susan Harnwell and contributors at her superb 15th Massachusetts Infantry site.

Birth

08/01/1824; Medway, MA

Notes

1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp.208 - 213  [AotW citation 2713]