#1 Robert E. Hitchcock ’59

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US Marine Corps Second Lieutenant Robert C. Hitchchock, NU Class of 1859, is believed to be the first Norwich alumnus and the first Vermonter to die in the Civil War. He was killed in action on July 21, 1861, while leading his company in a charge at the first Battle of Bull Run. He and nine enlisted Marines were buried …