COX, JAMES HARRISON (VETERAN CW) - Stone County, Missouri | JAMES HARRISON (VETERAN CW) COX - Missouri Gravestone Photos

James Harrison (Veteran CW) COX

Cox Family Cemetery
Stone County,
Missouri

24 Feb 1843
26 Jun 1936 (aged 93)
Son of John & Francis Cox
Husband of Amanda Mariah (Jenkins) Cox

Private
Company E
Stone County Home Guards
Company B
Wood's Battalion
Missouri Cavalry Union Rangers aka 6th Missouri Cavalry
Civil War Union

Mr. Cox figured prominently as a teen in the tragic days after the Battle of Wilson's Creek when family members were pitted against one another in the Galena area during the violent upheaval of the first summer of the Civil War.

On August 28, 1861 a number of Union soldiers and their supporters were force marched by their friends, family and neighbors in to a hollow near McCullough's Spring. Young Cox and a brother were let go because of their ages. The remainder of the men taken were shot. One, Samuel Davis, survived the ordeal.

For further information refer to Walter Barlow Stephens "Centennial History of Missouri" p374; p31 of Bald Knobbers by Lucille Morris Upton; "The Story of Dead Man's Pond," 1975 by John Harris; Fern Angus in Crane Chronicle/Stone County Republican 1999; an on line posting by Jim Barnett; "The Murder of Clemial Davis: by Elle Prieskorn; and "The Legend of Ghost Pond and Other Tall Tales" by Brad Melton, the White River Valley Historical Quarterly Journal, Summer 2011. Photo Courtesy Vol. I of Stone County History.

Contributed on 6/9/20 by stonecountyskillet
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Submitted: 6/9/20 • Approved: 6/9/20 • Last Updated: 6/12/20 • R825769-G0-S3

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