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George Nixon
Birth: 1821
Death: Jul. 10, 1863
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

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 safty. 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 Millhouse Nixon, would become the 37th President of the United States. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Margaret Ann Trimmer Nixon (1826 - 1865)
 
 Children:
  Samuel Brady Nixon (1847 - 1914)*
  William Francis Nixon (1853 - 1862)*
  Hiram D Nixon (1858 - 1927)*
  Andrew Elihu Nixon (1860 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

GEORGE NIXON.
CO. B. REGT. 73.
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Ohio Plot, Section C, Grave 4
 
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Record added: Mar 28, 2001
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Private, Company B, 73rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry
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