Jacob Dolson Cox (1828-1900)

Jacob Dolson Cox graduated from Oberlin College in 1851 and was an Ohio state senator at the outbreak of the Civil War. He was commissioned a brigadier general of Volunteers in the Union army and was promoted to major general of Volunteers. After the war he was the Governor of Ohio, secretary of the interior under Grant, and a U.S. Congressman from 1877-79. Cox was also the dean of the Cincinnati Law School from 1881-97, president of the University of Cincinnati from 1885-89, and an author of several books on subjects relating to the Civil War.

1863 circa 5 years
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