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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas J. Cox

(1836 - 1916)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From La Grange, Troup County, GA, he enlisted as a Private in Company K, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 at Griffin, GA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his left lower leg, breaking his fibula and damaging the tibia, in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was on furlough home, which was extended by a medical board at Dalton, GA on 8 December 1863 due to atrophy of his left leg, and was discharged for disability at Orange Court House, VA on 10 March 1864.

After the War

In 1888 his doctor noted in an addendum to Thomas' pension application, that "the [left] leg of the applicant is not entirely useless for it is better than no leg." By 1900 and to at least 1910 he was a farmer at Mountville, Troup County, GA.

References & notes

His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Personal details from his various pension application between 1888 and 1912, online from the Georgia Archives, family genealogists, and the US Census of 1900 and 1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married E Owens () in January 1870 and they had at least 7 children.


06/18/1836; Troup County, GA


03/14/1916; burial in Cox Cemetery, Troup County, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 7319]

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 28355]