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Bixby, Russell C.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 41, credited to Kirby, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/23/64, m/i 8/23/64, Pvt, Co. C, 1st VT CAV, pow, Columbia Furnace, 10/7/64, Richmond, d/prison 2/15/65

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VITALS

Birth: 02/20/1829, Lyndon, VT
Death: 02/15/1865

Burial: Richmond National Cemetery, Richmond, VA
Marker/Plot: No_Marker
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 18739017

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Cordelia, 9/25/1865; minor, 9/7/1871
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

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Russell Chaffee Bixby, Bernardston, MA

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Richmond National Cemetery, VA

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Biography

Russell Carriel Bixby was born 20 February 1829 in Lyndon, VT (according to his four children's birth certificates). He married Cordelia Medora Rowe (Roe) on 21 August 1853, in Kirby, Vermont. Russell enlisted as a private in Co. C, 1st Vermont Cavalry, on 23 August 1864, and was listed as Missing in Action at Columbia Furnace on 7 October 1864. Although not specifically noted, most prisoners taken at Columbia Furnace appear on the records in prison camps in Richmond, and those who died were buried in Richmond National Cemetery, which is where we assume Bixby to be, in an unmarked graved. His wife, Cordelia, applied for his pension on 25 September 1865.