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Federal (USV)


Cornelius Bixby

(c. 1830 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

From Sturgis, in St. Joseph County. In 1853 he was convicted of receiving stolen property and sentenced to two years in prison. He was pardoned 11 April 1855 ... "Judge Whipple, before whom this man was convicted, represented to me that he was a dupe of a band of plunderers who were brought to justice through his instrumentality..." He enlisted in Company K, Seventh Michigan Infantry on 5 August 1861, at Burr Oak, for 3 years, age 31. Mustered 22 August 1861 as Corporal.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

References & notes

Basic information from the Michigan Adjutant General1. The quote above from Documents Accompanying the Journal of the House of Representatives of Michigan (1857, No. 20).


c. 1830


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 7, pp. 11 - 24  [AotW citation 12026]