Louis Ferdinand Fix was born in Luxembourg on September 1, 1829. His father was Moyse Benjamin Fix and his mother was O. Godchaux.
Louis served in the German Navy and the Italian Army and received commendations from Garibaldi after being wounded at the battle of Volturno.
Louis also commanded the Belgian brig, Virginia. Louis emigrated to the United States and married Emma Jaeger in 1863 in Columbus Ohio.(Emma Jaeger is believed to have been born in Hesse, Germany).
Louis served as a Captain in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry and as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Missouri State Militia during the Civil War.
Louis settled in Washington, D.C. after the war and worked for the War Department. Louis' children lived in Vineland, New Jersey. One of his daughters, Alice Maude Fix, married Gilbert Randall and their daughter, Gladys, is my maternal grandmother.
- FIX, LOUIS FERDINAND L
- CAPT B 58TH OHIO INF CW
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/29/1893
- BURIED AT: SITE LOT 42 C
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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