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A Last Letter

This is the final letter from James Edward Cox in this collection. A little over two months later, he would be killed at Shiloh. As frequently as he wrote home in the previous two months, it is probably a safe … Continue reading

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Periodical Fever

In this short letter in mid-January 1862, James writes to his father about his health. He has apparently had an extended period of poor health. His complaints include diarrhea, jaundice, ague [malaria] and fever. He’s happy to hear that his … Continue reading

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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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