Egbert Oswald Hixon(1824 - )
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Sharpshooters
Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was listed as a deserter on 03 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He died on 22 November 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee, according to one uncomfirmed report.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, with genealogical details from Susan Harnwell and contributors at her superb 15th Massachusetts Infantry site.
|Birth Date: 08/01/1824 Place of Birth: Medway, MA |
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]
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