Courtland Nixon – Colonel, United States Army

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Courtland Nixon of Texas
Appointed from New Jersey, Second Lieutenant, 1st U. S. Infantry, 9 July 1898
First Lieutenant, 2nd U. S. Infantry, 9 March 1899

Colonel Nixon was born at Fort Brown, Texas, the youngest son of Colonel John B. Nixon.

He graduated from Princeton University in 1895 with a degree in Civil Engineering, and entered the Army as a Second Lieutenant during the Spanish-American War, serving in Cuba and the Philippines.

During the construction of the Panama Canal he was detailed with the Isthmus Canal Commission under General George Goethals. Under a bill passed by Congress he retired at will as a reward for services in theCanal Zone.

He returned to active duty during World War I and went to France as Division Quartermaster with the 83rd Infantry Division and later was appointed Division Quartermaster of the 3nd United States Army Army.

He died July 1, 1934, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Colonel Courtland Nixon served in both the Spanish-American War and World War I.  He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Julia Grant Campbell, daughter of Margaret (Madge) Lynd Dent, and Frederick Tracy Dent married Captain Courtland Nixon. The child of Julia Campbell and Courtland Nixon is Margaret Nixon.

NIXON, COURTLAND
COLONEL US ARMY RET
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 07/01/1934
DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/03/1934
BURIED AT: SECTION EAST  SITE 3340
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

NIXON, JULIA C W/O COURTLAND
DATE OF DEATH: 05/21/1945
DATE OF INTERMENT: 05/24/1945
BURIED AT:   SITE 3840
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OF COURTLAND NIXON COL U S ARMY RET

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