Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Correcting the Record: the Bixbys and Sullivans-- Part 2

The Sullivans of World War II and the Bixbys of the Civil War had some things in common.

Each had a son named George
Each had five brothers
Each had all five sons killed

However, the deaths of the Sullivans is irrefutable.  All died in battle. 

There is some question as to the Bixbys.

The November 1923 Oswego (NY) Palladian newspaper had a short article "Boston house of Famed Civil War Mother Condemned" and reported that it would be razed shortly.

Only two Bixby brothers were killed in battle.  Sgt. Charles N. Bixby of the 20th Massachusetts was killed May 3, 1863 at Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Private Oliver C. Bixby of the 58th Massachusetts was killed July 30, 1864 at Petersburg, Virginia.

More to Come.  --Old Secesh

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