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Databases:  MilitaryMilitary Information on John Cox

                                                       Donated by Linda Benson Cox

This is the military information on John Cox:

John M. Cox was born July 24, 1842 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

He was a Private in Grant’s Army around Vicksburg, enlisting August 19, 1862; he entered the Wisconsin Volunteers, 29th Regiment Infantry, New York Company F, mustering out as a Corporal June 22, 1865; while in the army he contracted a debilitating disease (hemorrhage) that he eventually died of.  He completed his education after the war at the Bryant and Stratton’s Business College in Chicago, Illinois. In 1870 he was a Clerk in Dry goods living with his sister Sarah and her husband Edward Palmer in the Monroe County, Wisconsin State Census. He later became an insurance agent and traveled a great deal setting up new offices. He lived his last 10 years in Mauston.

He died about 15 years after the Civil War ended in 1865 - May 09, 1880 - when he was age 37 years, 9 months and 15 days, in Mauston, Juneau County, Wisconsin.

He is buried with his family in the Osseo Cemetery, Osseo, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin.

                                                        John Cox's tombstone photos:

                                                        John M. Cox, military stone
                                                          John M. Cox, civil stone

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