• Painting of Union cannons firing

    Stones River

    National Battlefield Tennessee

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    The park tour road and visitor center parking lots will be closed until 8 AM while permitted 5K & 10K race passes through the park. Portions of the Old Nashville Highway will be closed as well.

An Esteemed Friend and a True Soldier - Lieutenant Christian Nix

Civil War soldier smoking a pipe.

Tintype of Christian Nix in uniform with a long pipe.

Stones River National Battlefield’s museum and archives collections hold many artifacts and documents detailing the life Lieutenant Christian Nix of the Twenty-fourth Wisconsin Infantry.

Christian was a German immigrant who joined the Union Army in 1861 to fight for his adopted homeland. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Stones River and is buried in Stones River National Cemetery.

On the following pages you will have a chance to experience Christian's story through the objects and documents that he left behind.

 

This web exhibit was prepared by Volunteer Mollie K. Fleming.

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