Lucy Ann Cox
Original Author: Unknown
Created: Nineteenth century
Medium: Carte-de-visite
Publisher: Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library, The Museum of the Confederacy

Lucy Ann Cox

A carte-de-visite photograph of Lucy Ann Cox is embellished with Confederate flags and the name of the unit with which she was associated during the Civil War. Cox was married to James Cox, a member of Company A, 30th Virginia Infantry Regiment, and she joined that unit in an unofficial capacity, serving as a cook, laundress, nurse, and general helpmate. Veteran groups later honored her service to the Confederate cause.