|Birth: ||Jun. 26, 1838|
|Death: ||Nov. 29, 1866|
Son of Dr. John Redman Coxe and Mary Jane Potts.
Commissioned Assistant Surgeon 3rd Regt. N.J. Inf. 5/27/61; promoted Surgeon 6/25/61 to fill original vacancy. Resigned 5/2/62.
Coxe is mentioned in the memoirs of C.S.A. General Early regarding a skirmish before Munson's Hill in August 1861 where Coxe showed up with a white flag to retrieve the dead and wounded of his regiment. After interrogation he was released with the bodies. This incident would actually be the cause of his resignation. When the N.J. Brigade entered the abandoned Confederate stronghold at Centerville, they found abandoned papers in a house used as headquarters that suggested Coxe was a little too forthcoming with his answers. After his resignation he was imprisoned in the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C. His testimony is present in his CMSR.
Also mentioned in the Letters of General Robert McAllister regarding a skirmish at Springfield Station in October 1861.
He is mentioned several times in newspapers and in early histories of the 3rd N.J. The men of the regiment appear to have had an increasingly low opinion of him.
Created by: Michael Mitchell
Record added: Oct 18, 2012
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