1816–1882
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Au­gust 28, 1816, Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land.

No­vem­ber 25, 1882, Wash­ing­ton, DC.

Spring Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Eas­ton, Mar­y­land.

Christopher was the son of Me­thod­ist preach­er Lu­ther J. Cox and Ma­ria Ca­the­rine Keen­er, bro­ther of Sam­u­el Cox., and hus­band of Am­an­da North­rop.

He grad­u­at­ed from Yale Col­lege (1835) and me­di­cal school in Bal­ti­more (1838), then stu­died me­di­cine in Hei­del­berg, Ger­ma­ny.

He served as a doc­tor and as Sur­geon Gen­er­al of the Ar­my of the Po­to­mac in the Am­er­i­can ci­vil war.

He was lat­er elect­ed Lieu­ten­ant Gov­er­nor of the state of Mary­land (1865–68). He went on to serve as the first chair­man of the Board of Health in Wash­ing­ton, DC, and as Com­mis­sion­er of Pen­sions.

  1. Burden of My Sins, The
  2. Haste Not, Haste Not, Do Not Rest
  3. I Love Thee, O Thou God of Mine
  4. Infidel and His Daugh­ter, The
  5. Silently the Shades of Ev­en­ing
  6. Without Haste, and With­out Rest
  1. I Love Thee, O Most Gra­cious Lord