James Cox, Private, Co. K 33rd Mississippi Infantry, Confederate

1845 

  • James Cox is born to Henry and Elizabeth Toler Cox in Amite County, Mississippi.

1850 

  • October 10: The United States Federal Census taken in Amite County, Mississippi shows 5 year old James living with his parents and siblings. His father Henry is a farmer who owned 12 slaves.

1857

  • June 19: James’ mother Elizabeth dies.

1860 

  • July 2: The United States Federal Census taken in Amite County, Mississippi shows 15 year old James living with his father and his siblings. His father, Henry is a prosperous planter who owned 13 slaves.

1862 

  • March 10:  James Cox enlisted in the Confederate Army in Amite County, Mississippi.
  • November & December:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.

1863 

  • March & April:  Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Absent, sick in Amite Co.”
  • May & June:  Company Muster Roll.  Absent. Remarks “Absent sick in Hospital.”
  • July & August:  Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • November & December:  Company Muster Roll.  Present.

1864 

  • February 16: James appears on a register for 1st Mississippi C.S.A. Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • March & April:  Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • July & August:  Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • November 30: James Cox is wounded and captured at the Battle of Franklin and dies from his wounds. He is buried at the McGavock Confederate Cemetery, section 46, grave 373.