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Confederate (CSV)


William H. Cox

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 26 year old farmer in the Anderson District, he enlisted as Private, Company H, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured there.

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds at the US Army Stone House field hospital on Samuel Poffenberger's farm near Sharpsburg on 1 October 1862.

He was originally buried "on eastern side of branch in Samuel Poffenbarger's [sic] meadow and along the line fence between Poffenbarger and Miller" near the battlefield at Sharpsburg and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett.1 His service from Swain.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1836


10/01/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4632]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 477  [AotW citation 24477]