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George Washington Cox

(? - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company G, 18th Georgia Infantry on 11 June 1861 at Camp McDonald at Big Shanty, GA (now Kennesaw) but transferred to Company E, 23rd Georgia Infantry on 18 November 1861. He was captured at Williamsburg, VA on 5 May 1862 and paroled on 20 May, but was held at Fortress Monroe, VA until sent to City Point, VA for exchange on 8 August.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and died in the White House Hospital on the George Line Farm near Sharpsburg by 29 September.

References & notes

Service information from Henderson's Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. His picture from a photograph in his collection kindly shared by Roy Queen.


09/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 2, pg. 667  [AotW citation 12369]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27594]