Anthony/Brady CDV of Colonel Simon Mix.  "Simon Hosack Mix (1825-1864) was born into a newspaper family in Johnstown NY. His father, Peter Mix (1791-1866) moved the family to Schoharie in 1838, where Peter began publishing the “Schoharie Patriot.” Simon had his own Saturday paper, “The [Morning] Star.”Colonel Simon Hosack MixMix and his brothers, James B. (1816-1853) and William Pierre (1821-1894) worked on Horace Greeley’s “Tribune” in New York City. Simon became a lifelong friend of Greeley. The “Patriot” was turned over to Simon and he ran it until entering the Civil War.Mix married Margaret Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Gardiner (d. 1871) in 1849. Franklin Gardiner Mix, their only child was born in 1850.In 1855, Mix passed the bar. He was a Deputy Grand Worthy Patriot in the Sons of Temperance and president of the Schoharie County Agricultural Society. In 1860 he secured a patent for improving the printing process. He also ran, unsuccessfully, for Congress that year.Colonel Mix Cenotaph located at the Old Stone Fort MuseumIn the spring of 1861 he was contacted by James H. VanAlen to begin organizing a regiment of cavalry. It was referred to as VanAlen’s cavalry, and was later known as the 3rd New York Volunteer Cavalry. Mix was mustered in August 16, 1861 as lieutenant colonel. On April 26, 1862 he was promoted to colonel. He helped protect New York City during the draft riots in July, 1863.In May, 1864, Mix was put in command of the 1st Brigade, Kautz’s Division, Cavalry, Army of the James. On June 15, Mix was killed during skirmishing around Petersburg, Va. His body was never recovered.

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