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Sgt Emanuel Cox
Birth: 1839
Whitemarsh
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 23, 1878
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Emanuel Cox was born in Whitemarsh, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1839. His parents were John Cox, Sr. and John's second wife Margaret (nee Ritter).

He was living at 1311 Brown St. in Philadelphia with his widow mother and siblings and working as a paperhanger in 1861, when the Civil War broke out. On September 2, 1861 Emanuel enlisted in Company I, 95th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, also known as Gosline's Zouaves, (This command was originally known as the Pennsylvania Zouaves, then as the Forty-Fifth, afterwards the Fifty-Forth, and finally as the Ninety-fifth, was organized at Philadelphia in the month of August 1861) Colonel John M Gosline commanding. The regiment served with the Army of the Potomac. His brother Sylvester was also a member of Company I, 95th Regiment, Penna.

The entire regiment re-enlisted on 26 December 1863 near Brandy Station, Virginia. By spring of 1864, Emanuel was quite sick and was sent to the field hospital at Brandy Station, Va. where the regiment was encamped. He was suffering from inflammatory rheumatism. On 20 April 1864, he was transferred to the USA General Hospital in Washington DC. He was then transferred to the USA Hospital, Turner Lane Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 03 May 1864. Then to Haddington USA General Hospital, West Philadelphia on 16 May 1864. Because of his chronic rheumatism, Emanuel was placed in intensive care on 02 March 1865 and was transferred to company B, 24th Veteran Reserve Corps. Emanuel was discharged on 24 July 1865 as a Sergeant, Co B, 24th US Infantry.

His infant son Jacob died April 1872. Then his first wife Annie S. Shearer died October 1872. About that time, he put their surviving child Elizabeth May (born June 3, 1869) in an orphanage. In 1875 he remarried to Annie J. Rose. He died in 1878 at the age of 39, due to his illness from military service. Annie J. Rose later married a Thomas H Williams, carpenter, of Philadelphia in 1881.

Emanuel was originally buried at the American Mechanics Cemetery, 22nd and Diamond Sts. in Philadelphia.

On May 11, 1951 his grave was moved to Philadelphia Memorial Park in Frazer, Pennsylvania. He is buried in the Rose Family plot (with his second wife Annie J. Rose) at Philadelphia Memorial Park.

His first wife Annie S Shearer is buried at Mt Peace in Philadelphia.




 
 
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 Parents:
  John Cox (1788 - 1849)
  Margaret Ritter Cox (1811 - 1863)
 
 Spouse:
  Annie J Shearer Cox (1843 - 1872)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth May Cox Goldy (1869 - 1930)*
  Jacob Craft Cox (1871 - 1872)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Ann Cox Leister (1813 - 1894)**
  Charles Cox (1815 - 1849)**
  John Cox (1817 - 1877)**
  Reuben Cox (1819 - 1886)**
  Elias Cox (1830 - 1904)**
  Salathiel Cox (1833 - 1900)*
  Sylvester Cox (1834 - 1872)*
  Emanuel Cox (1839 - 1878)
  Anna Maria Cox Moyer (1842 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Company I, 95th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
 
Burial:
Philadelphia Memorial Park
Frazer
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Researcher
Record added: Apr 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18944692
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- Joyce
 Added: Oct. 27, 2014
I brought you a flag again today for Memorial Day 2014, Sergeant Cox, until such time as we have our vets marked at PMP's Mechanics Cemetery Section. Give me a bit longer, and as always, thank you for your service to the Union.
- David E Dillman
 Added: May. 24, 2014

- Anne Wyatt
 Added: Jan. 30, 2014
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