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Lt. Colonel James Oscar Nixon First Louisiana Cavalry
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Lt. Colonel James Oscar Nixon First Louisiana Cavalry CDV. Nixon was captured by the Federals at Big Hill, Kentucky on July 30, 1863. After spending time as a POW at Johnson's Island, Nixon was released on his "parole of honor" on December 19, 1864. Upon his release he lodged with his brother in Cedarville, NJ. Nixon’s brother was U.S. Rep. John T. Nixon, a Republican who represented New Jersey from 1859 to 1863.Lt. Col. Nixon posed for this photograph in his Confederate uniform at the photographic studios of J. Gurney & Son in New York City. On the verso of the carte, Nixon inked this dedication to his young niece, Caroline Elmer Nixon: "For Carrie Dear with the affectionate regards of Uncle James N. Y. Feb. 20. 65". Nixon was the great uncle of President Richard M. Nixon.


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