Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cox bio

Even though Jacob Cox is probably my favorite Union political general if I had to choose one -- he was more than competent, didn't seem to constantly whine about West Pointers and not getting enough respect (at least that's my superficial impression), and his writings are still considered reliable source material -- I don't know much at all about his life. That will change next spring with the publication of Eugene Schmiel's Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era (Ohio University Press, naturally). Here's hoping it contains lots of good stuff about his 1861 campaign up the Kanawha River Valley.

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