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Hix, Lewis Almon

MILITARY SERVICE

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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VITALS

Birth: 1845, Readsboro, VT
Death: 03/1893


MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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: Last known living in Pine Valley, WI, 1870

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Sally Phillips, Shelburne Falls, MA

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Biography

LEWIS A. HIX.

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. His 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 his comrades have not heard of him since.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 619