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MAJOR GENERAL JACOB D. COX - SIGNATURE(S) - HFSID 174724

 
JACOB COX. Signature: "J. D. Cox/lat Maj. Gen. U.S. vols/com'g 23rd Army Corps", 3¾x1¾. An abolitionist and founding member of Ohio's Republican Party, Jacob Dolson COX (1828-1900) became a brigadier general of U.S. volunteers early in the Civil War. He commanded a division at South Mountain and Sharpsburg (1862), commanded the military district of Ohio (1863), and then returned to divisional command in the Atlanta campaign. He served one term as Governor of Ohio (1866-1867), failing to secure re-nomination because of his support for President Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction policies. He was appointed Secretary of the Interior by President Grant (1869-1870), but resigned in protest over the administration's failure to promote civil service reform. He was elected in 1876 to one term in Congress, and later served as president of the University of Cincinnati. He wrote prolifically and controversially about the Civil War. Unevenly toned. Lightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.


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MAJOR GENERAL JACOB D. COX
Born: October 27, 1828 in Montreal, Canada
Died: August 4, 1900 in Gloucester, Massachusetts





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