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Richard L. Hoxie was a Brigadier General in the United States Army.

Biography

Hoxie was born Richard Leveridge Hoxie on August 7, 1844 in New York City.[1] In 1878 Hoxie married the noted sculptor Vinnie Ream.[2] Together they would have a son, Richard Ream Hoxie. Vinne Ream would pass away in 1914. In 1917 he married Ruth Norcross. He died on April 29, 1930 in Miami, Florida, Ruth survived him and died in 1959. Both Vinnie and Ruth are buried with him at Arlington National Cemetery.

Career

Hoxie originally enlisted in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He served in the 1st Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Following the war, Hoxie would graduate from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army in 1868. He would later serve in the Spanish-American War. During his time in the Army he would serve in the United States Army Corps of Engineers and be regarded as an expert on fortifications.

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