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Hicks, Merritt G.


Age: 23, credited to Whitingham, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/11/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. E, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 1/23/64, kia, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64

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Birth: abt 1839, Readsboro, VT
Death: 06/23/1864

Burial: Buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Fidelia, 8/17/1864; minor, 6/8/1867
Portrait?: Unknown
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: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Died in Virginia

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Corporal Merrit G. Hix. - We learn from a letter of Capt. John C. Sears, battery E. 1st Vermont artillery, that Corp'l Hix of his command was shot through the head by a musket ball, in a skirmish with the rebels near Petersburg on the night of June 23d, and instantly killed. He enlisted in Whitingham in Co. E, 11th regiment Vt. Vols., in September, 1862, and was with it on duty till the time of his death. He was a brother of H. N. Hix, Esq., of Whitingham, and has left a wife and two little ones to mourn his loss. His Captain says of him: " He was respected and esteemed by every member of the company, and universally mourned throughout the regiment. He died like a true soldier, doing his duty to the last. "

Source: Vermont Phoenix, July 15, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.


Merritt G. Hix, brother of H. N. Hix, Esq., of Whitingham, was shot through the head, and instantly killed in a skirmish, on the 23d of June some three or four miles South of Petersburgh. He was found next morning by a detachment sent out for that purpose, buried by some unknown party, his gun still grasped in his hand.

Source: North Adams Transcript, July 28, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

Hoosac Valley News and Transcript, July 23, 1863