Monthly Archives: September 2012

Pro-Slavery Sympathizers

James Cox next writes to his father when the 1st Nebraska has moved to Georgetown, Missouri where he is recovering from an attack of jaundice. For that reason, possibly, he does not describe any action he has been involved in. … Continue reading

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In Missouri

James writes to tell his father of the 1st Nebraska Infantry’s assignments in Missouri. The unit was assigned to guard military supplies in Warsaw until a wagon train could remove them to safer territory. They were successful in doing so … Continue reading

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Letters of James Edward Cox [Cock]

Charles F. Cock was not the only member of his immediate family to serve in the Civil War. His older brother, James Edward, also enlisted in the Union Army. James Edward Cox had earlier moved to Otoe County, Nebraska where … Continue reading

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Word of the draft

This is a second letter from Duncan McBain to Charles Cock. It is about six weeks later and the 8th Michigan is now at Newport News, Virginia having left Fredericksburg in early February. Although McBain is probably unaware of it, … Continue reading

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