THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENTRY.I have wanted to know if W. E. Cox had been in the same regiment with his uncle Henry W. Cox who raised him from age of 6. W. E. Cox was my g. grandfather.
Henry Cox was a long time resident of Bibb and Coosa counties. He was an attorney, justice of the peace,who never married. He was a Senator from Coosa Co. 1851 along with Neil S. Graham. Henry W. Cox of Rockford raised a company for the Mexican War, that was mustered in June 2, 1846, for six months, and became Co. B. of the 1st Regiment of Alabama Volunteers, under Col. James M. Withers of Mobile. The officers were H. W. Cox, Captain..." He was Adjutant in the Coosa Militia Oct 7, 1847
Under a call made by Governor Moore for state troops to garrison the forts and for other purposes of defense, HENRY W. COX made up a company that was mustered into service February 28th, 1861. this company went to Mobile and did garrison duty at Fort Morgan until relieved by Confederate troops in April 1861, when the company disbanded, having served the purpose for which it was raised.
12th Alabama Regiment was organized at Richmond in July 1861 with Robert B. Jones of Perry as Colonel. Company B of the regiment was from Coosa, with Joseph H. Bradford as Captain, John C. Goodgame, 1st Lt., HENRY W. COX, 2nd Lt. and Patrick Thomas as 3rd Lt.....After his promotion to Captain, COX was killed at Chancellorsville while bravely leading his men.
W(illiam) E(mmett) COX was a musician in B Company, playing the Bugle as he was only 16. After war ended he went to Tyler, Smith, Texas where he married Mary Jane Robbins, 1 Feb 1871 and had 13 children of which only 4 grew past early childhood. W.E. was born 11 Nov 1844, died 18 Jul 1920.
Check out "History of Coosa County, Alabama" if you want more information.