Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Capt. James Olden Paxson
Born 1835 in Trenton.
He was the son of Stacy A. Paxson, a former New Jersey state treasurer. At the outbreak of the Civil War he joined Company D, 48th New York Infantry Volunteers (Die-No-Mores), which was made up of men from Trenton, and was commissioned a first lieutenant on July 24, 1861.
His regiment participated in campaigns throughout Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. He was wounded on July 18, 1863, at the storming of Fort Wagner, fighting alongside Negro troops of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
Died July 31, 1863, at the U.S. Army General Hospital in Beaufort, S. C., 2 of wounds he received at Fort Wagner.
Location. 40° 13.171′ N, 74° 45.361′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from South Clinton Avenue. Click for map. This marker is the thirteenth of seventeen markers on individual grave sites in Mercer Cemetery which is located on South Clinton Avenue between Magowan and Barlow Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08609, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Borrow (a few steps from this marker); Charles Hewitt (within Dr. John Manners (within shouting distance of this marker); John O. Raum (within shouting distance of this marker); William R. McKean (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Daniel Budd Bodine (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Capt. Joseph A. Yard (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); William Potts Sherman (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Trenton.
More about this marker. This marker is in the middle of the front of the cemetery close to South Clinton Avenue.
Also see . . . Officers of the 48th New York. Captain Paxson appears with other officers of his unit in this wartime photograph. While not certain beyond doubt, the photo may have been taken from inside Fort Pulaski, GA, after that fort's fall. (Submitted on January 3, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,026 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.