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Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox
Birth: May 20, 1824
Greene County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 2, 1890
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Confederate Major General. Prior to the Civil War, he was a Captain in the Union Army when he resigned his commission after the secession of the Southern States. In July 1861, he was appointed Colonel of the 9th Alabama Regiment and promoted Brigadier General in command of the 3rd Alabama, 1st Mississippi and 1st Virginia, in October. In 1862, his command suffered heavy losses at the Battle of Seven Pines, but had victory at Chancellorsville, in 1863. On the battlefield of Gettysburg, he served with distingsintion and was promoted Major General in August 1863. Placed in command of a Division of Confederate Corps in 1864, he participated in the Wilderness Battles and campaigns in Virginia until the surrender at Appomattox in 1865. After the war, he was offered a command in the Egyptian Army, but declined and was appointed chief of railroad divisions in a government department at Washington, D.C. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Rock Creek, Lot 459 East
 
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Record added: Jul 16, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 11110
Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox
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Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox
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Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox
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Thank you for your service to the Confederacy. Rest in peace, Sir.
- anonymous
 Added: Dec. 2, 2015
Major General Cadmus Wilcox, or Ol' Billy Fixin as his men knew him, led his Alabamians into numerous battles. He commanded from the front and even upon his death after the Civil War was so regarded by his fellow soldiers that eight former Generals served...(Read more)
- R Wilcox
 Added: Nov. 9, 2015
General Cadmus Wilcox even though you are distant kin & the civil war pitted kin against kin, like when my 3rd great grandfather Pvt. Charles S. Wilcox Co.D 16th PA. Cav. fought you on Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg 1863,& did not know it! Both lived to tell...(Read more)
- Malcolm D. Wilcox
 Added: Jun. 8, 2015
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