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

1845 

  • James Cox was born to Henry and Elizabeth Toler Cox in Amite County, MS.

1850 

  • October 10: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated Amite County, MS showed 5-year-old James living with his parents and siblings. His father Henry was a farmer who owned 12 slaves.

1857

  • June 19: James’ mother Elizabeth died.

1860 

  • July 2: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Amite County, MS showed 15-year-old James living with his father and his siblings. His father, Henry was a prosperous planter who owned 13 slaves.

1862 

  • March 10: James Cox enlisted in the C.S. in Amite County, MS.
  • 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 to December: Company Muster Roll. Present.

1864 

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