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It is with deep regret and heavy heart that we announce the passing of Real Son and Brother Charles A. Cox. He was born on 29 November 1915 in Pawnee, Oklahoma.

His father was Joseph H. Cox, who served in the Civil War in Co. F. of the 127th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He participated in the Atlanta campaign under General Sherman, storming Missionary Ridge, and was later captured and sent to Andersonville prison but escaped en route.

Charles himself led a colorful life. He traveled in a covered wagon, courted in a Model T, and served on four continents in the Army. Charles was a SUVCW member of Indian Nation Camp Three in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

In honor of Brother Cox and his father, the SUVCW Commander-in-Chief has ordered the national website to be draped in black for 30 days pursuant to General Order #11, Series 2013-2014 (pdf).

Only nine real sons of Civil War Union veterans remain alive today. Click here (pdf) for a list of those nine men.