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Federal (USV)


William Randolph Cox

(1840 - 1901)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old mason and plasterer from Vermillion County, IN, he enlisted as a Private in Company I, 14th Indiana Infantry on 7 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the wrist in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the 3rd Division/2nd Corps field hospital on the R.F. Kennedy Farm near Sharpsburg. He enlisted 25 October 1862 at Sandy Hook, MD as a Private in Company C, US Engineer Battalion (Regular Army). He reenlisted at Brandy Station, VA on 5 February 1864; his discharge date not given.

After the War

By 1880 he was farming with his father-in-law Jacob Feathers in Hopewell Township, York County, PA. In 1900 he was a house plasterer in Shrewsbury Township, York County.

References & notes

His Indiana service from the Adjutant General,1 with US service from the Registers.2 Thanks to g-g-grandson Matt Wynn for the pointer to Cox and for his Antietam wound and hospital details, from a card among his Compiled Service Records. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880 and 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sophia Feathers (1846-1904) in 1866 and they had 3 children.


01/05/1840; Greenup, IL


10/02/1901; York County, PA; burial in Winterstown Evangelical Cemetery, Winterstown, PA


1   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 4, pg. 287  [AotW citation 27936]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 147, pp. 25, 121  [AotW citation 27937]