Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to [Abby Ann Newbold Cox, New York, N.Y.?]

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Title

Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to [Abby Ann Newbold Cox, New York, N.Y.?]

Subject

Amputation
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care

Description

Former professor of surgery at the New-York Medical College, Abraham L. Cox resigned his New York practice at the opening of the war and became the Surgeon-in-Chief, 1st Division, 20th Corps, of the Army of the Cumberland. "Hastened by the labor and exposure incident to the active campaigns of that army," Cox died of dysentery at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in July, 1864.

Abstract

Abraham Cox wrote this letter to his wife [Abby Ann Newbold Cox], early in his military career, describing an amputation case.

Creator

Cox, Abraham Liddon

Date Created

1862 July 15

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Cox, Abraham, 1800-1864. 27 A.L. to Belle ( ) Cox, 1862-1864 & [n.d.], B MS Misc.

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (2 pages) of letter

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0001647

Provenance

Purchased for the Boston Medical Library, 1966.

Files

0001647_dref.jpg

Citation

Cox, Abraham Liddon, “Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to [Abby Ann Newbold Cox, New York, N.Y.?],” OnView, accessed June 17, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6100.