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Letter, Isaac Cox to Wife, Taswill (Tazewell) County Va., June 29, 1862 (Ms2012-071)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2012_071_CoxIsaac_1862_0629


  • 1862-06-29


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Permission to publish material from Isaac Cox Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

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The collection consists a letter from Isaac Cox to his wife (probably in Saltville), written in Tazewell County, Virginia, June 29, 1862. Cox writes of marching to Princeton (West Virginia) and back in recent days, as well as news of "Bill." The paper on which the letter was composed includes detailed cutouts in a folk art style and came to Special Collections backed on blue cloth. Isaac C. Cox (1843-1925) enlisted as private in the 29th Virginia at Saltville, Va., on April 3, 1862. He was promoted corporal during the war. The 29th fought primarily in Western Virginia and Kentucky during their service until they joined the Army of Northern Virginia at Cold Harbor and Bermuda Hundred in May 1864. He and his wife, Charlotte Newman Cox (1834-1911), lived in Carroll County, Virginia after the war. They had five children, two of whom where born during the war. The couple are now buried in Newman Cemetery, Riverhill, Virginia.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
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Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US