(1820 - 1868)
Home State: Ohio
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 60th Ohio Infantry
At the 1850 US Census he was a 29 year old physician living in Paint Township, Highland County, OH. On 27 September 1861, by then age 41, he enrolled and mustered as Lieutenant Colonel, 60th Ohio Infantry.
On the Campaign
He was captured, along with his regiment, on Bolivar Heights near Harpers Ferry on 15 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He mustered out with his regiment at the end of their term of service on 10 November 1862. He was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of the 13th Ohio Cavalry on 9 May 1864 but was discharged (cashiered as of 30 September) on 30 October 1864. He was probably absent in Columbus, OH for most of that period. He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1863-65, for the 55th (1862-63) and 56th (1864-65) General Assembly sessions.
References & notes
Basic service from the Roster.1 His dismissal in 1864 from an announcement in the Army and Navy Journal of 12 November 1864. His membership in the Ohio House from the Legislative Manual of the State of Ohio (1920). Death and burial information from Headstones.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Elizabeth Kearney (1825-1878) in 1843 and they had 5 children. His son Cassius Clay Hixson (1846-1932) also served in the 13th Ohio Cavalry, in Company G.
06/05/1868; Highland County, OH; burial in Boston Cemetery, Highland County, OH
1 State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 5, pg. 245; Vol. 11, pg. 627 [AotW citation 22416]
2 US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903, Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. [AotW citation 22417]