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Raleigh in Wake County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

William Ruffin Cox

 
 
William Ruffin Cox Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 6, 2013
1. William Ruffin Cox Marker
Inscription.
Born
Scotland Neck
North Carolina
March 11, 1832

Died
Richmond, Virginia
December 26, 1919

Warrior Jurist
Statesman

( Right Side Inscription : )
Brigadier General
Army of Northern
Virginia Confederate
States of America
Grand Master
Grand Lodge of Masons
of North Carolina
Solicitor
Metropolitan District
Chairman
Democratic State Executive
Committee
Judge of Superior Court
Member of Congress
Secretary
United States Senate

( Rear Inscription : )
He participated
in the Battles of
Meadow Bridge
Seven Days
Malvern Hill
Sharpsburg
Fredericksburg
Chancellorsville
Spottsylvania
The Valley Campaign
Petersburg Appomattox
He bore to his death
scars of eleven wounds
received in battle

( Left Side Inscription : )
The first shot
at Fort Sumter
found him ready.
His troops
organized
and from that
hour to the day
when his soldiers
acting under his
orders fired the final
volley at Appomattox
he was in active service.

 
Location. 35° 47.169′ N, 78° 37.518′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is at the intersection
Right Side Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 6, 2013
2. Right Side Marker
of Maple Avenue and Chapel Circle, on the left when traveling south on Maple Avenue. Click for map. Marker is located in the Battle Section of Oakwood Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Raleigh NC 27601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Worth Bagley (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Soldiers Memoial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anderson (about 700 feet away); Confederate Monument (about 700 feet away); CSS H.L. Hunley Memorial (about 700 feet away); North Carolina Confederate POWs (about 700 feet away); Shotwell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Unknown NC Soldier CSA (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Raleigh.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Ruffin Cox, Secretary of the Senate, 1893-1900. United States Senate website. (Submitted on February 12, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. William R. Cox - Find-a-Grave. (Submitted on February 12, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. William Ruffin Cox - Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 12, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
4. Another Wm Cox Marker. (Submitted on February 12, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Back Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 6, 2013
3. Back Marker
Left Side Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 6, 2013
4. Left Side Marker
William Ruffin Cox Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 6, 2013
5. William Ruffin Cox Marker
Marker in Oakwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 6, 2013
6. Marker in Oakwood Cemetery
William Ruffin Cox Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 6, 2013
7. William Ruffin Cox Marker
William Ruffin Cox image. Click for full size.
North Carolina Office of Archives & History
8. William Ruffin Cox
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 312 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   8. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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