POST-WAR CABINET CARD PHOTO OF 2ND NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIVATE WOUNDED AT GETTYSBURG, CURTIS HIX

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Image shows Curtis Hix of Company G. He wears a white shirt and rests his head against the back of a wicker chair. Bottom of the mount has a printed caption that reads “CURTIS HIX, CO. G.”

Image has passable contrast and good clarity.

Reverse has photographer’s mark for M. E. WATSON…BENNINGTON, VT. There are several notations on the reverse. All are in period ink. “CURTIS HIX CO. G. 2ND N.H.V. HAVERHILL, N.H.” and “DIED SEPT. 12 1891 SOLDIERS HOME.”

Curtis Hix was born in Haverhill, New Hampshire. He enlisted as a Private in Company G, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry on May 23, 1861. He was severely wounded at Gettysburg on July 2 1863 and was mustered out on June 21, 1864.

He died on September 12, 1891 and is buried in the Vermont Veterans Home Cemetery in Bennington, Vermont.

The 2nd was a hard fought regiment seeing action at 1st Bull Run, Williamsburg, Oak Grove, Gaines’ Mill, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hill, 2nd Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg where the 2nd bore the brunt of the assault on the Peach Orchard. After Gettysburg the 2nd garrisoned Point Lookout for a time before returning to the army to fight at Drewry’s Bluff, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.  [ad]

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