An Esteemed Friend and a True Soldier - Lieutenant Christian Nix
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.
Did You Know?
Nathan Bedford Forrest and his men were defeated by a Union force in a small battle along the Wilkinson Pike. The Battle of the Cedars was fought on December 7, 1864.