Private (USA), George Nixon

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Private (USA), George Nixon

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Canton Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: July 14, 1863 (42)
Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Gettysburg, Adams , Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Nixon and Hannah Nixon
Husband of Margaret Ann Nixon
Father of Martha L Nixon; David Palmer Nixon; Samuel Brady Nixon; Margaret Lawrence Nixon; Sarah Lovina Nixon and 4 others
Brother of Nancy Nixon; Elenora Nixon; William Wilson Nixon; Sarah Nixon; Mary Ann Nixon and 1 other

Occupation: Company B, 73rd Ohio Infantry
Managed by: Edward Malcolm King
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About Private (USA), George Nixon

Civil War Union Army Soldier. He served during the Civil War as a Private in Company B, 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. During the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 2, 1863), he was wounded in the right hip and side during skimishing with the Confederates, and lay in the no-man's land between the Union position on Cemetery Hill and the Rebel's hold on the town. At night his cries of pain were such that it inspired Private Richard Enderlin to crawl out during the constant firing between the two forces, drag Private Nixon back most of the way, then stand up with the wounded man in tow and dash the final distance to safety. This act won Richard Enderlin a instant promotion to Sergeant, and a Medal of Honor 34 years later. Despite his rescue, Private Nixon's wounds proved to be mortal, and he died in the XI Corps Hospital seven days later. His great-grandson, Richard Millhous Nixon, would become the 37th President of the United States. Bio by: Russ Dodge

Nixon, George BATTLE UNIT NAME: 73rd Regiment, Ohio Infantry SIDE: Union COMPANY: B SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Private SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: Private ALTERNATE NAME: FILM NUMBER: M552 ROLL 80 PLAQUE NUMBER: NOTES: none

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Private (USA), George Nixon's Timeline

1821
1821
Canton Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
1844
1844
Age 23
So Strabane, Washington, Pennsylvania, USA
1846
January 23, 1846
Age 25
Smith, Washington, Pennsylvania, USA
1847
October 9, 1847
Age 26
Smith Township, Washington, Pennsylvania
1850
1850
Age 29
Smith, Washington, Pennsylvania, USA
1851
September 15, 1851
Age 30
Smith Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, USA
1854
February 2, 1854
Age 33
Washington Co, Pa
1856
April 6, 1856
Age 35
Washington, Pennsylvania, USA
1858
March 15, 1858
Age 37
Vinton, Ohio