03-12-21 Finxin' For A Funeral

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1) Which Confederate general was given the nickname "Billy Fixin ? Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox

2) Who were the other two pallbearers ? Major Davis (US) and Colonel Harvey (CS).

As an aside, Wilcox was given the nickname "Old Billy Fixin" by his men because of his nervous and fussy disposition.

And, to FarawayFriend in regards to the title of this question: What a hoot ! I loved it !

Sources: CivilWarTalk Thread https://civilwartalk.com/threads/cadmus-wilcox-the-healing-had-begun.118361/ and http://www.aztecclub.com/bios/wilcox.htm
 

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1) Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox
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Union: Major Davis ; Confederate: Colonel Harvey
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cadmus_M._Wilcox&oldid=973478242

From the Savannah journal "The Morning News" December 5, 1890, page 2
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Edit - I wonder if anyone else felt that the newspaper article included in several players' answers, as well as the official answer, was somewhat confusing regarding the number of pallbearers.

The sentence naming the pallbearers lists eight names with military rank, three senators, and three representatives. So were there eight pallbearers, or were there fourteen?

Nobody's first name is indicated. I'm wondering whether, if there were fourteen pallbearers, Rep. Wheeler might have been Confederate Gen. Joe Wheeler, who was serving in the House of Representatives at the time of Wilcox's death.

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