• Painting of Union cannons firing

    Stones River

    National Battlefield Tennessee

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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.
 

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Sixth and Seventh Arkansas Flag

Fragile objects that can no longer be displayed for long periods of time like the guidon flag of Sixth and Seventh Arkansas Infantry (Consolidated) can be viewed in the Stones River National Battlefield museum as high definition graphics. More...