Hix, Lewis Almon
Age: 21, credited to Berkshire, VTVITALS
Birth: 1845, Readsboro, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Last known living in Pine Valley, WI, 1870
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This young man was known for his exuberant spirits and his love of fun. On the great march the brigade halted one mid-day to make coffee and some of the boys climbed some cherry trees near by. General Stannard sent an orderly to command them to return to the ranks, but they told him he was nothing but a private and he might go back to headquarters. Then the General sent one of his staff officers, who ordered them to get down. They obeyed, but as soon as his back was turned they climbed back. Then the General went himself and that was effectual. Some hours afterward, on the march, having talked about many other things. Hix said to a comrade: "I like the old General; he don't take on any airs, he isn't above speaking to a private." "Has he ever said anything to you?" asked Sergeant Scott. "Yes. he has once." "What did he say?" "May be I can't repeat it all. for it kind o' took my breath away, but I remember this much, ' --- --- your eyes, get out o' those cherry trees!' and I didn't wait to hear any more." After the war Hix drifted away to some other part of the country and bis comrades have not heard of him since.
According to Sally Phillips, Lewis' 2nd great granddaughter, he was thrown from a horse and died in 1893 in Wisconsin.