“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fredericksburg in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Cox House

Cox House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
1. Cox House Marker
Inscription. Across the road to the northeast stood the Cox House, also known as the Wiatt House. In December 1862, Confederate Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws’s division used it as a hospital, and there on 13 December, Brig. Gen. Thomas R. R. Cobb died from wounds received during the Battle of Fredericksburg. On 3 May 1863, during the Battle of Chancellorsville, Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early rallied his Confederate troops at the Cox House after Union Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick drove them off Marye’s Heights. Early later retook the heights and attacked Sedgwick's rear, while McLaws engaged him in battle near Salem Church.
Erected 1995 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-42.)
Location. 38° 15.694′ N, 77° 29.542′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Lafayette Boulevard (Business U.S. 1) half a mile north of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22408, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Chancellorsville Campaign (here, next to this marker); Longstreet’s Winter Headquarters (a few steps from this marker);
Marker on Lafayette Blvd. image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
2. Marker on Lafayette Blvd.
Stuart (approx. 0.6 miles away); Start of Sheridan's Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. 1.3 miles away); Virginia Central Railway Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Railway, With Tracks and Without (approx. 1.4 miles away); Reestablishing a Travel Way (approx. 1.4 miles away); Confederate Artillery Defense (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
More about this marker. This marker replaced a marker with this same number but titled “Early’s Line of Battle” that was erected in the late 1920s or early 1930s. It read, “Here Jubal A. Early formed line of battle across the road on the afternoon of May 3, 1863, after being driven from Fredericksburg by Sedgwick.” -Ed.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Cobb's mortal wounding and the house he died in.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,283 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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