A Guide to the Isaac Cox Letter, 1862 Cox, Isaac Letter Ms2012-071

A Guide to the Isaac Cox Letter, 1862

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2012-071


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Processed by: Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Isaac Cox Letter, 1862
This letter has been digitized and transcribed and is available online .
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Cox, Isaac Carroll, 1843-1925
The collection includes a letter from Isaac Cox, 29th Regiment, Virginia Infantry, dated June 29, 1862. A private, and later corporal, Cox writes to his wife about recent regiment activities and travels. The letter was written on paper decorated with cut out designs.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Isaac Cox Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

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

Acquisition Information

The Isaac Cox Letter was purchased by Special Collections in September 2012.

Alternate Form Available

This letter has been digitized and transcribed and is available online .

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Isaac Cox Letter was completed in November 2012.

Biographical Note

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.

Scope and Content

The collection consists 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.

Index Terms


  • Civil War
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Geographical Names:

  • Tazewell County (Va.)

Contents List

This letter has been digitized and transcribed and is available online .

Folder 1
Letter, 1862