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E. Cox
E. Cox

Federal (USV)


Edwin Cox

(1842 - 1862)
Home State: Minnesota
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Minnesota Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
His family moved from Ohio to Iowa to St Paul by 1850. In 1856 they began farming at Leon in Goodhue County. He enrolled at Hamline in 1859, and was still a student when he enlisted in Company F, 1st Minnesota Infantry on 22 May 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on 22 May 1862, on the Penninsular campaign.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Life and service details compiled and published by Chuck Barden and Wayne Jorgenson on their tremendous database site1. The photograph here from one [larger, mirrored] kindly provided by descendant Tom Wright.

Place of Birth: Piqua, OH    
College: Hamline University    
Death Date: 09/17/1862    Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD    


1   Barden, Chuck, and Wayne D. Jorgenson, The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment , Published 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <http://www.1stminnesota.net/>, Source page: /1st.php?ID=0780  [AotW citation 10102]

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