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Pixley, Charles Hazen

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Sheldon, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 9/23/61, m/i 11/19/61, QMSGT, 1st VT CAV, comn 2LT, 2/1/63 (2/7/63), d/drowning, Broad Run, 2/18/63

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VITALS

Birth: 12/15/1840, Enosburgh, VT
Death: 02/19/1863

Burial: Main Street Cemetery, Enosburgh, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 21185492

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Eliza D., 2/15/1864
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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BURIAL:

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Main Street Cemetery, Enosburgh, VT

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Charles H. Pixley

Charles H. Pixley, second lieutentant, Company B, 1st Vt. Cavalry, was mustered in as quartermaster sergeant company B. with his regiment Nov. 19, 1861, promoted second lieutentant of the company Feb. 2, 1863, and was drowned in Broad Run, Va. Feb. 18, 1863.

Lieutenant Pixley, in command of a scouting party, had forded the stream in the morning, and had occupied nearly the whole day in scouting in the enemies' country; returning at night, the stream had become swollen by heavy rains, and against the earnest entreaty of many of the party, he reined his horse into the river to determone the practicability of crossing. The stream was much deeper and the water ean more more violently then he had expected to find it, and before the horse had gained the opposite bank it became exhausted;, and both horse, and rider, found a watery grave. Two days later the the body of young Pixley was recovered and forwarded to his friends in Vermont, where it now rests beneath a marble slab in the Falls Village church-yard.

Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1871, ii:399

Submitted By: Deanna French.