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Gen. Cox is impressed with Abe Lincoln

October 15, 2012
By CAROLE BABYAK , Tribune Chronicle |

By Oct. 15, 1862, Gen. Jacob Cox had returned to West Virginia to push the rebels out of the state and secure roads and water routes for the Union. After Antietam, Gen. Cox was given the rank of major general, this was recommended by Gen. McClellan and Gen. Burnside. He was commander of the 9th Corps and when President Lincoln came on Oct. 1, Gen Cox was invited to ride with McClellan and other officers for a tour of the Antietam battlefield.



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