Letter, Isaac Cox to Wife, Taswill (Tazewell) County Va., June 29, 1862 (Ms2012-071)



Taswill [Tazewell] County June 29 1862 Dier Affectio

nated Wife I take the plesent matter of senden you

A few lines to let you now that I am well

at this time hopeing when this few lines come to hand

they will find you in

helth I received you kind best

last eavining and I was truley glad to here that

you was all well we had the hardest

march to prinzton [Princeton] and back that I ever had we

was orded to cook 4 days rashuns the

other day and then we started and was gon to [two]

days and a half from our camps we was

march in 4 miles of prinzton and then we stade

in the woods for two days and 3 nites

and then return to our camps it made my

feet very soar you wanted to no what had be

com of bill he is still at [Jefferson?]

Mills in the horsepital yet & hant

herd from him in a bout 2 weeks and

then he was getin well as for as he cald

I am a goin to try to come home er bout harvest if

I can but I don’t no whither I can er not

So no more at this time only Still rember

your husband un till deth

Carroll Co to Charlott Cox


Letter, Isaac Cox to Wife, Taswill (Tazewell) County Va., June 29, 1862 (Ms2012-071)


A letter from Isaac Cox to his wife (probably in Saltville), written in Tazewell County, Virginia, June 29, 1862. Cox writes of marching to Princeton (West Virginia) and back in recent days, as well as news of "Bill." The paper on which the letter was composed includes detailed cutouts in a folk art style and came to Special Collections backed on blue cloth.

Isaac C. Cox (1843-1925) enlisted as private in the 29th Virginia at Saltville, Va., on April 3, 1862. He was promoted corporal during the war. The 29th fought primarily in Western Virginia and Kentucky during their service until they joined the Army of Northern Virginia at Cold Harbor and Bermuda Hundred in May 1864. He and his wife, Charlotte Newman Cox (1834-1911), lived in Carroll County, Virginia after the war. They had five children, two of whom where born during the war. The couple are now buried in Newman Cemetery, Riverhill, Virginia.





Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Isaac Cox Letter, Ms2012-071, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.


Cox, Isaac Carroll, 1843-1925, “Letter, Isaac Cox to Wife, Taswill (Tazewell) County Va., June 29, 1862 (Ms2012-071),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed April 14, 2024, https://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/AmericanCivilWar/Ms2012_071_CoxIsaac_1862_0629.