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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Robert Mitchell Cox

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company K,
    55th Illinois Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Bravely defended the colors planted on the outward parapet of Fort Hill.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Prairie City, McDonough County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: December 31, 1892
  • Born: March 19, 1845, Guernsey County, OH, United States
  • Died: October 26, 1932, Prairie City, IL, United States
  • Buried: Prairie City Cemetery (MH), Prairie City, IL, United States

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