Hix, Lewis Almon
Age: 21, credited to Berkshire, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. G, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63
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Birth: 1845, Readsboro, VT
Burial: May be buried in ..., , WI
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site
2nd Great Grandfather of Sally Phillips, Shelburne Falls, MA
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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.
Ralph Orson Sturtevant and Carmi L. Marsh. Pictorial History: Thirteenth Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, (Privately published by the regiment, c1910), p. 619
According to Sally Phillips, Lewis' 2nd great granddaughter, he was thrown from a horse and died in 1893 in Wisconsin.