• Painting of Union cannons firing

    Stones River

    National Battlefield Tennessee

A German Born Soldier

German Volkschule Diploma
Christian was born in Eberbach, Baden, Germany on August 2, 1836. He graduated from a local school before sailing to the United States with his parents, Catherina and Johann Georg Nix.
 
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The Nix family sailed in steerage aboard the Hendrik Hudson. They landed at the Port of New York in 1851 when Christian was fourteen.
 

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Brig. Gen. Joeseph Palmer, who commanded a Confederate brigade during the Battle of Stones River, had been the mayor of Murfreesboro prior to the outbreak of war. More...