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Henry Winston CoxRoster ID 572
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1855|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Henry Winston Cox, Class of 1855: Genealogy: Born- Nov. 25, 1835 at "Clover Hill" Chesterfield Co. Va. Father- Judge James H. Cox; Mother- Martha R. Law. Pat. Grandfather- Henry Cox; Pat. Grandmother- Mary Traylor. Mat. Grandfather- William P. Law; Mat. Grandmother- Martha Dance. Married- 1st- Martha H. Wooldridge of Chesterfield Co. Va. on Nov. 8, 1859; 2nd- Emma J. Van Warner of Rolla, Missouri. Children- (From 1st Marriage) 1- Minnie Cox; 2- Mattie L. Cox; 3- Edwin P. Cox; (From 2nd Marriage) 4- Kate Cox who married Victor Hugo Gottschalk; 5- Lois Cox who married Claude T. Bottsford. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 4, 1851; Graduated July 4, 1855 standing 15th in a class of 16. Military Record: Capt. of Co. A, 1st Regimental Cavalry, Va. Militia ("Chesterfield Light Dragoons") in early 1861; Appointed Lieut. Provisional Army of Virginia May 27, 1861; served as Captain and Assistant Quarter Master at Jamestown Island 1861-62; Enlisted at Richmond March 22, 1862 for war as Private in Co A, 13th Battalion, Va. Light Artillery; Appointed 2nd Lieut. of ordnance, on March 24, 1863; On staff of Brig. Gen. John McCausland. Careers: Miner; Civil Engineer; teacher. Died- Feb. 27, 1889 in Pyle's Prairie, Texas.|