• 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?

The United States Sanitary Commission, a civilian organization, worked feverishly to improve health conditions at Fortress Rosecrans and in Union camps and hospitals across the nation. Their efforts probably saved thousands of lives. More...