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Corp Merritt Hicks
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Birth: Jan. 16, 1845
Dansville
Ingham County
Michigan, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1928
Dansville
Ingham County
Michigan, USA

CIVIL WAR VETERAN
Cpl Merrit Hicks
Co A 8th Mich Cav.

Hicks, Merritt. Enlisted in company A, Eighth Cavalry, Aug. 16, 1864, at Jackson, Mich. for 1 year, age 19. Mustered Aug. 16, 1864. Joined regiment at Marierta, Ga., Aug 22,1864. Discharged at Polaski, Tenn. June 10, 1865.

In October the Eighth left Nicholasville for Nashville and from Nashville to Pulaski to meet the advancing army of General Hood and keep General Thomas at Nashville advised of the movements of the confederate troops.

In performing this duty the regiment was constantly in the presence of the enemy and being a force of observation was slowly driven back towards Nashville by Hood's strong Infantry columns. It took part in many severe encounters during this period, but the first of December it fell back behind the defenses of Nashville and was held in reserve until Dec. 22.

In January, 1865, the Eighth was at Pulaski, Tenn., and remained in this section of the state driving out the guerrillas until September, when it was mustered out and returned to Jackson, Mich., where it was paid and disbanded Sept. 28, 1865.

Information taken from the Michigan Volunteers of the Civil War 1861-1865.


Merritt & Elizabeth had one other known child: Cora a born 1881 and she married Herbert Hall.

Member Frank Hick G.A.R. Post-Dansville 
 
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 Parents:
  Ambrose Preston Hicks (1810 - 1896)
  Caroline Betts Hicks (1815 - 1860)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Elizabeth Booth Hicks (1846 - 1897)
 
 Children:
  Frank Hicks (1872 - 1947)*
 
 Siblings:
  Uriah Hicks (1836 - 1865)*
  Charles Lynn Hicks (1837 - 1920)*
  Francis H. Hicks (1841 - 1862)*
  Ira Newton Hicks (1843 - 1899)*
  Merritt Hicks (1845 - 1928)
  Lucy M. Hicks Ewers (1847 - 1935)*
  Agnes C. Hicks (1850 - 1850)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"Merritt Hicks / 1845 - 1928 / Co A 8th Mich Cav. /
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Dansville
Ingham County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Lot 127-Row 21-Section 2B
 
Maintained by: Kelen
Originally Created by: DTQuester
Record added: Jan 20, 2010
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Corp Merritt Hicks
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Corp Merritt Hicks
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