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Federal (USV)


Thomas Cox

(c. 1833 - 1863)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 28, he enlisted on 13 September 1861 in New York City and mustered as a Private in Company E, 51st New York Infantry on 17 September.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his hand, probably in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to US Army General Hospital #4 in Frederick, MD on 17 September and sent on to Baltimore two days later. He was listed as missing on 13 June 1863, supposed to have drowned, place not given.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 and the Muster Roll abstract, online from fold3, which do not mention his wound. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 He's also on a casualty list in the New York Herald of 23 September 1862.


c. 1833




1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1900, Ser. No. 25, p. 47  [AotW citation 30300]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #55  [AotW citation 30307]