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Alexander B. Coxe, Sr., Papers, 1866-1874, 1899-1964

(Manuscript Collection #193)

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Title: Alexander B. Coxe, Sr., Papers
Creator: Coxe, Alexander B., 1872-1965
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1866-1874, 1899-1964) including correspondence, diaries, daybooks, reports, certificates, photographs, manuals, clippings, an army register, notebooks, etc.
Extent: 3.2 Cubic feet, 1223 items, Papers (1866-1874, 1899-1964) including correspondence, diaries, daybooks, reports, certificates, photographs, manuals, clippings, an Army Register, notebooks, and miscellaneous

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Accessions Information

January 20, 1972, 150 items; Papers (1871-1873, 1899-1924), including correspondence, photographs, an Army Register, and a notebook. Deposited by Capt. A. B. Coxe, Jr., Chapel Hill, N.C.

June 4, 1973 (addition), 700 items; Papers (1866-1874, 1899-1964), including correspondence, diaries, daybooks, reports, certificates, photographs, manuals, clippings, and miscellaneous. Deposited by Mrs. David D. Hawkins, Corte Madera, California, and Capt. A. B. Coxe, Jr., Chapel Hill, N.C.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Alexander B. Coxe, Sr., Papers (#193), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Capt. A. B. Coxe, Jr
  • Gift of Mrs. David D. Hawkins

Processing Information

  • Processed by R. Doubet, May 1974

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Alexander Bacon Coxe was born in December 1872 and died in February 1965 at the age of ninety-three. He was born at Fort Seldon, New Mexico, and claimed to be the first white child born in that state. His parents were Lt. Robert E. Coxe (U.S. Army) and Helen Bacon Coxe. Coxe was a member of the Minnesota National Guard, which was mobilized during the Spanish-American War. With the 39th Volunteer Infantry, Coxe saw active duty in the Philippine Insurrection and later with the Allied Forces in subduing the Boxer Rebellion in Peking, China. Upon completion of these duties he was commissioned an officer in the Regular Army. Coxe served in the cavalry at various Army posts until 1917. Just prior to U.S. entrance into World War I, he assisted Col. Ralph H. Van Deman in setting up the first United States Army Intelligence organization, G-2. Coxe served on the General Staff in France during the last year of the war. He was subsequently involved in military intelligence on the domestic front including the Mexican border crisis of 1919. From 1920 to his retirement in 1936 Coxe held various duties including secretary of the cavalry school at Fort Riley, Kansas; commander of the 13th U.S. Cavalry; Chief of Staff, U.S. Military District, Washington, D.C.; and Chief of Staff, Army Headquarters, Ft. Bliss, Texas. Coxe was brought out of retirement on 1940 and ordered to Washington to help reestablish and expand the Army Intelligence System. He retired for good by order of the President on March 15, 1941.

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The first section of the collection contains Coxe's personal correspondence, the majority of which pertains to the Philippine Insurrection. One letter (1899) describescamp life at Camp Thomas, Georgia, and several letters describe the transporting of troops from Washington to the Philippines. While in the Philippines, Coxe wrote numerous letters home describing troop attitudes towards fighting the Filipinos (Dec. 7, 1899); the opinion of the volunteers toward the Regular Army troops (Dec. 30, 1899); the attitude of native Filipinos toward the Americans (Mar. 1, 1900; July 26, 1900; Feb. 17, 1901; Jan. 11, 1901); and the reaction of American troops to President McKinley's proposal for Philippine autonomy (August 23, 1900). In all of the correspondence Coxe comments on weather conditions, camp life and living conditions of the American soldiers, the Philippine countryside, and the many battles and skirmishes in which he was involved.

Of particular interest are letters written from the Philippines in which Coxe discusses the possibility of United States troops going to China and his desire to go (August 11, 18, 1900). One letter (April 5, 1901) tells of a return trip from the Philippines to the United States and the medical steps taken to prevent an epidemic outbreak of smallpox. A letter of considerable interest was written by Coxe from Shanghai, China, in November, 1906. Coxe describes his journeys through China, including a bicycle trip to Shau Lai Kuau. He comments that the Chinese like Americans and Englishmen but hate all other foreigners, especially Japanese.

The remainder of the personal correspondence is primarily of a general nature. One letter of interest was written by Major General Dickman on September 2, 1917, in which he is critical of everything considered un-American. He contends that all foreign activities should by sternly repressed and objectors assisted to leave the country. On the international scene, he expressed opposition to Austrian and Prussian nobility. In other correspondence (1919) George Gund tells of buying half interest in a German business from the alien property custodian and of his business need to travel to Germany. Dr. Joseph S. Ames (1920) talks of an "unfortunate experience" that a Mrs. Harrison is going through and that the Soviet government has paid Mrs. Harrison 42,500 rubles as "salary; " and Coxe himself reports on efforts (1950) by the Communist Party to break down troop morale and sow the seeds of communism. Counter measures were undertaken, but orders from a higher authority had forced them to refrain from any type of action against the Communists.

A major segment of the collection consists of notebooks and diaries written by Coxe between 1901 and 1934. Entries reflect Col. Coxe's ideas, thoughts, and actions during this period. Two diaries deal with the period 1901 to 1905. They describe actions against the Philippine insurrectionists, including skirmishes, the training of troops for battle, shooting matches, and marches by U.S. forces. Also included are commentaries on weather conditions, living conditions of officers, fear of cholera sweeping through the troops, and personal duties.

One notebook covering 1906 briefly mentions Coxe's trip to China. Several incidents are mentioned and distances between cities in China are listed. There is also a list of articles Coxe bought and the price he paid for these articles.

There are twelve diaries and notebooks covering the period from 1910 through 1913, and they touch upon a wide range of material. Notes pertain to the inspection of troops, equipment, and barracks; the training of troops; test results of target practice; instructions for field training in the Philippines; war games; squadron training; and the procedures for a proper military funeral.

A major portion of the materials for this time period deals with the Philippine Insurrection once again. It describes forays made by U.S. forces into the Philippine countryside; maneuvers in northern Luzon; reconnaissance missions; travel conditions and mileage; fights against the natives; an attack by Moors on a U.S. camp, complete with a diagram of the attack on the fort; and orders for a mission in the Philippines.

Also included in these notebooks are numerous diagrams, showing a "dismounted" practice course; advance guard position for troop movement; the west side of Bogsak; a U.S. cavalry camp in the Philippines, reflecting enemy casualties (1913); trenches; outpost positions (1912); and equipment laid out for inspection. Other entries in this section cover a wide variety of topics including lists of officers and men; statements of procedures and equipment requirements; sick call; and reports on discipline, funds, and armament.

The next segment of Coxe's diaries and notebooks covers the period 1914 to 1916. During this time, Coxe was stationed in the United States with the cavalry. The major emphasis in these volumes has to do with the training of troops. One notebook alone deals with the test results of horseback riding. There are notes on war games, combat practice, troop reactions in field maneuvers, train car needs to move the 2nd Cavalry from Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., in case of war, and equipment needs for the troops. Also included are entries for duty rosters, horses assigned to men, travels in the New England area, a troop list of Troop "I" 2nd Cavalry, supplies ordered for "mess," and names of members in the Alabama National Guard. Finally, there is a diagram of rifle courses and an order that uniforms were required for town visits.

Diaries and notebooks dealing with the years 1918 to 1921 reflect the next phase of Colonel Coxe's career. During this time Coxe had become involved in military intelligence. He was a military intelligence officer in World War I and was involved with the Mexican border crisis of 1919. These daybooks cover a wide variety of topics including Coxe's salary for 1918 and a description of his trip from Washington, D.C., to Chaulmont, France. In France, Coxe has notes on the organization of the 5th Corps' intelligence operation and the degree of efficiency with which it worked. Numerous notes comment on the working of the intelligence organization involving counterespionage, supplies, need for interpreters, office routine, working with prisoners, and reports of the success of an American attack on German lines on November 1, 1918. Personal interest notes include comments on a conversation with General Dickman (Nov. 16, 1918) who was "greatly pleased to command the Army of Occupation" ; observations on artillery fire; and mention of seeing the kings of England and Italy plus President Wilson in Paris. One notebook for 1919 deals with meetings held between September 6 and December 18 in which high-ranking officers discussed the most efficient organization of a General Staff.

The remainder of the notebooks for this period concerns military intelligence activities on the Mexican border. They cover a wide variety of activities including the smuggling of liquor, narcotics, and ammunition into Mexico; relations with the Yaqui Indians in Mexico; the capture of German spy Adolf Dieterich; an interview on March 8 with Senator Albert Fall in which they discuss the Mexican problem and American involvement; support by deserters for Mexican rebel Poncho Villa and a supposed plan of attack; and aid by the Mexican government for Japanese in Lower California. Other notes deal with troop morale; attempts by the Army to stop the spread of "radical ideas" and "radical Papers" ; the fear of Bolsheviks; and the problem of getting men to join the Army. Of particular interest is a 1919 notebook that deals with attempts by union miners to recruit membership in the coal mines of West Virginia. Notations reflect the turmoil resulting from miner resistance to unionization and the calling in of Federal troops.

The next group of notebooks covers the period from 1922 to 1929. Notations are primarily concerned with military training, strategy, and tactics. A notebook for 1921-1922 lists squadron field equipment and fires that occurred in the Fort Riley area in 1922. One notebook (June 1925) reflects Coxe's travel in the U.S., time and mileage involved, and travel conditions experienced. One notebook for 1922 contains notes on the role of the U.S. cavalry and includes a chart comparing the forces of Germany, Austria, Russia, England, and the U.S.

There are three notebooks dealing with the period 1929 to 1934. Entries for 1929 concern the cavalry board, the cost of chemical warfare material, the Department of Experiment for the infantry school, visits to different armories and weapons and ammunition that were being made, examination of an armored car, and a diagram of sights for an airplane machine gun. A notebook for 1932 contains a tentative march rate for the 13th Cavalry and a schedule for a one-hundred-mile forced march. Also included is a list of umpires for war games.

The last notebook of this collection deals with the inspection of Civilian Conservation Corps camps in 1934. Entries describe the purpose of each camp and include a diagram of a camp in Bonita Canyon.

The next major division of the Coxe Papers contains his official file and service records. The service records deal with the years 1906 to 1916. The official file covers the years 1899 to 1941 and can be broken down into five parts. The first section consists of pre-World War I material. Included are letters of recommendation; a proposed change in Cavalry Service Regulations; an official copy dealing with the treatment of men restored to the ranks or permitted to re-enlist after having been sentenced to dishonorable discharge; the President's Proclamation of War (May 19, 1917); and a number of letters from Coxe to Rutland R.R. Co. (1915) discussing the movement of the 2nd Cavalry by rail from Ft. Ethan Allen, Vt., to New York City, to Boston, and to the Mexican border.

The second part of his official file covers the period from 1918 to 1920 and deals primarily with military intelligence. Included is a list of agents operating in Germany in 1919 along with their duties and their value; a list of civilian workers in military intelligence and their salary; a note proposing to provide weekly reports to the British while withholding the sources of information; and a memorandum for handling the final disposition of prisoners of war. Correspondence (1919-1920) from J. Edgar Hoover pertains to legislation directed toward "radical activities" ; investigation of Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman; arrangements for the arrest of Communists and the prosecution of Ludwig C. A. K. Martin. A letter of particular interest (1920) from an undercover agent describes conditions in Mississippi and dispels fears of Communist activities in that state. He is convinced that Negroes will not stand for outside agitation and that the only potential problems will come from small white farmers opposing the Negro.

Letters and memorandums on the Mexican problem refer to possible Mexican recognition of the Soviet Republic, Mexican distribution of Bolshevik propaganda in the U.S., and Mexican Secret Service work in the United States.

The third portion of his official file deals with the period from 1923 to Coxe's retirement in 1936. Included is a War Department release (1931) in which General Douglas MacArthur as Army Chief of Staff sets forth general principles for the reorganization and development of the Army. Also of interest is a basic unit mobilization plan for the 2nd Cavalry (1924) and a strength chart for the 1st Cavalry Division units (Sept. 30, 1936).

The fourth section deals with Coxe's recall from retirement in 1940. Correspondence between Coxe and Brigadier General Sherman Miles discusses the duties Coxe would assume in counterintelligence. Coxe was relieved from active duty by order of the President on March 15, 1941.

Miscellaneous items include a list of intelligence personnel and their duty stations; a statement on the role of the cavalry in World War I; a summary of the importance of the cavalry in war; a typed paper on "The Relation of the AeronauticalIndustry to National Defense" ; a memorandum in which National Guard officers claimed mistreatment by regular officers in France; and a questionnaire in which regular officers evaluated National Guard officers.

Miscellaneous material pertains primarily to the Military Intelligence Division and contains articles and lectures on the formation and operation of the division. Also included is material on training and tactics (1919-1927); the Slocum Trophy, which is given to the regiment with the best record in the Eighth Cavalry; and notes on the John C. Hammond Case, involving actions of a M.I.D. special undercover agent (1919).

Personal financial and miscellaneous materials include copies of Coxe's income tax forms (1914, 1915, 1916); his will; and a War Department memorandum (1940) restricting commentary on the European situation. Newspaper clippings concern the bonus riots of 1932, Russia of the 1930s, the atomic threat and what to do in case of nuclear attack, and the United States in World War I. Numberous photographs depict the Philippines; family members; Fort Riley, Kansas; and San Antonio, Texas.

A completely separate section of the collection consists of items belonging to Coxe's father, Robert Coxe. Included is a book on United States Army Infantry Tactics (1876); an official Army register for January 1871; and notes taken on a march with the 8th Cavalry from Fort Lyon, Colorado, to Fort Union, New Mexico (March 1873). The notes consist of a description of the terrain with diagrams.

Oversize materials include military commissions, award citations, a diploma, and certificates.

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Card Catalog Entries Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Reading Room's card catalog. This system is no longer maintained, but it is left in place to help on-site researchers locate particular topics in the collection.

Geographic Entries :

  • Philippine Islands

Autograph Entries :

  • Ames, Joseph S[weetman] (2) 1920
  • Churchill, Marlborough (3) 1919-1920
  • Dickman, Joseph Theodore 1917
  • Hoover, J[ohn] E[dgar] (2) 1919-1920

Subject Entries :

  • BUSINESS AND COMMERCE— Aeronautics
  • CHINA— Travel— 1906
  • CIVIL UNREST— Bonus Riots— 1932
  • CIVIL UNREST— Communism— 1919-1922
  • CIVIL UNREST— Labor Unions— 1919
  • COLORADO— Geography
  • CONSERVATION— Agencies— Civilian Conservation Corps
  • DISASTERS— Nuclear War
  • FALL, ALBERT BACON
  • HAWAII— 1899
  • HEALTH AND MEDICINE— Diseases— Smallpox
  • INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS— Greece
  • INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS— Isolationism
  • INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS— Philippine Islands
  • INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS— Mexico
  • LABOR— Labor Unions— 1919
  • MEXICO— Foreign Relations— U.S.
  • MILITIA— National Guard
  • MILITIA— National Guard— 1899
  • MINES AND MINING— Labor Unions
  • NEGROES— Race Relations— 1920
  • NEW MEXICO— Geography— 1873
  • PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
  • PHILIPPINE ISLANDS— Insurrection— 1899-1913
  • TRAVEL— China— 1906
  • TRAVEL— U.S.— 1925
  • U.S.— DEPARTMENTS, COMMISSIONS, AGENCIES— Civilian Conservation Corps
  • U.S.— MILITARY— Allied Occupation, 1919-1930
  • U.S.— MILITARY— Army— Camp Life— 1899
  • U.S.— MILITARY— Army— Cavalry
  • U.S.— MILITARY— Army— Cavalry
  • U.S.— MILITARY— Army— Cavalry
  • U.S.— MILITARY— Army— General Staff— 1919
  • U.S.— MILITARY— Equipment
  • U.S.— MILITARY— Funeral Rites and Ceremonies
  • U.S.— MILITARY— Handbooks, Manuals, etc.
  • U.S.— MILITARY— Military Intelligence
  • U.S.— MILITARY— Military Intelligence
  • U.S.— MILITARY— Morale— 1919-1920
  • U.S.— MILITARY— Transportation— 1915
  • WAR— PHILIPPINE INSURRECTION
  • WAR— WORLD WAR I— Artillery
  • WAR— WORLD WAR I— Cavalry
  • WAR— WORLD WAR I— Military Intelligence
  • WAR— WORLD WAR I— Training
  • WEATHER— Philippine Islands— 1899-1913

Date Entries :

  • 1899
  • 1900-1909
  • 1910-1919
  • 1920-1922
  • 1934

Container List Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

  • Box 1#0193.1
    Personal correspondence, 1899-1964, undated
    • Folder a#0193.1.a
      Personal Correspondence (1899-1900) Holograph, Typescript, Clippings, etc. 35 items. 139 p.
    • Folder b#0193.1.b
      Personal Correspondence (1901-1906) Holograph, Clippings, etc. 13 items. 46 p. Note: Letter to Aunt Hall, dated 11 Jan. 1901, Taal Batangas, Philippine Islands, includes floor plan of his quarters and sketch map of Taal Batangas.
    • Folder c#0193.1.c
      Personal Correspondence (1909-1920) Holograph, Typescript, Printed forms, etc. 14 items. 29 p.
    • Folder d#0193.1.d
      Personal Correspondence (1931-1964, undated) Holograph, Typescript, Printed forms, Printed, Postcard, etc. 38 items. 72 p.
  • Box 2#0193.2
    Diaries and notebooks, 1901-1934
    • Folder a#0193.2.a
      Batangas, Philippine Islands - Chicago, IL Diary (1901) Leather bound. 1 vol. 402 p.
    • Folder b#0193.2.b
      Philippine Islands - St. Louis, MO - Guam - Manila, Philippine Islands Diary (1905) Leather bound. 1 vol. 106 p.
    • Folder c#0193.2.c
      Cavalry Troops Training & Performance Diary / Notebook (1912) Unbound. 1 vol. 60 p.
    • Folder d#0193.2.d
      Cavalry Troops Training & Performance Diary / Notebook (1913) Unbound. 1 vol. 44 p.
    • Folder e#0193.2.e
      Military tactics, training & strategy, Fort Ethan Allen - Fort Spring Notebook (1913-1914) Unbound. 1 vol. 17 p.
    • Folder f#0193.2.f
      Peking, China Notebook (1906) Leather bound. 1 vol. 17 p.
    • Folder g#0193.2.g
      Inspection of Signal Corps & Cavalry units, Denver, CO Notebook (1910) Leather bound. 1 vol. 63 p.
    • Folder h#0193.2.h
      Inspection Tours, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona Notebook (1910-1912) Leather bound. 1 vol. 56 p. Note: Infantry Trench F. S. R. & Skirmisher's Trench E. F. M. diagrams (pp. 52-53); Cavalry mess kit photographic print (pasted inside back cover)
    • Folder i#0193.2.i
      Guam - Manila Notebook (1911) Paperbound. 1 vol. 38 p.
    • Folder j#0193.2.j
      Pagos [?] Notebook (to 31 July 1912) Unbound. 1 vol. 38 p.
    • Folder k#0193.2.k
      Equipment Data Notebook (June? 1916) Printed, Holograph. Unbound. 1 vol. 26 p.
    • Folder l#0193.2.l
      Luzon - Manila Diary (1911-1912) Unbound. 1 vol. 25 p. Note: Included General Orders No. 13, Headquarters 8th Cavalry, Camp McGrath, Batangas, P. I. concerning proper pitching of a tent shelter camp (6 Sept. 1911) Printed. 2 p.
    • Folder m#0193.2.m
      Augur Barracks - Liet Lake - Tin Can - Bual - Bud Sani Travels & Cavalry muster rolls Notebook (1913) Unbound. 1 vol. 25 p. Note: Includes holograph map of West Side of Bogsak from Pass. Engagement of Jan 20, 1913 & Diagram of Cavalry Camp morning of Jan. 27, 1913 indicating location of "bodies of Moros".
    • Folder n#0193.2.n
      Philippine Islands Notebook (Jan. - March 1913) Unbound. 1 vol. 16 p.
    • Folder o#0193.2.o
      Military tactics, training & strategy, Philippine Islands Notebook (13 - 21 Feb. no year) Unbound. 1 vol. 27 p.
    • Folder p#0193.2.p
      Troops, rosters, equipment, aboard USAT WARREN; at Augur Barracks & Fort William McKinley, Philippine Islands Notebook (5 - 20 June 1913) Unbound. 1 vol. 38 p.
    • Folder q#0193.2.q
      Ammunition in store room, Camp Stotsenburg, Guagur, Itineraries; Daily Instruction, Field Training Philippine Islands; Lists of soldiers en route to U. S. Notebook (27 Aug. - 26 Nov. 1913) Unbound. 1 vol. 17 p.
    • Folder r#0193.2.r
      Officers of the day rosters, duty rosters; list of calls; ration returns, etc. Notebook (10 Sept. - 20 Oct. 1913) Unbound. 1 vol. 35 p.
    • Folder s#0193.2.s
      Alabama National Guard, Montgomery, AL & Natchez, MS inspections; Training course diagrams Notebook (21 - 30 July 1914) Unbound. 1 vol. 19 p.
    • Folder t#0193.2.t
      Study and Recitation of Order and Letters 1 August 1913; Time required for tests; Cost of rations; Tests 3rd Squadron Notebook (1910 - 1913) Unbound. 1 vol. 12 p.
    • Folder u#0193.2.u
      Test of Equitation, Troop "G", 2nd Cavalry 16 April 1916; "H" Troop; Railroad Transportation required for movement to border Notebook (1916) Unbound. 1 vol. 6 p.
    • Folder v#0193.2.v
      Pay & Mileage during World War I; Cavalry Intelligence Notebook, Ft. Riley, KS (17 Aug. 1917 - 14 Feb. 1921) Unbound. 1 vol. 19 p. Note: Includes plan of Fort Seldon, NM 8/25/1919;
    • Folder w#0193.2.w
      Trip to France / American Expeditionary Force (AEF) Service Notebook (15 Sept. 1918 - 16 Jan. 1919) Unbound. 1 vol. 38 p. Note: Includes daily notes of military & personal activities, observations, etc.
    • Folder x#0193.2.x
      Zone Supply Officer, Laredo - San Antonio, TX - Charleston, WV Notebook (21 Aug. - 13 Nov. 1919) Unbound. 1 vol. 28 p. Note: Reports that "socialists working among our troops" on 12 Nov. concerning mine workers disputes; notes on meeting with Col. Leonard Wood and Governor John Jacob Cornwell, Charleston, WV; Meeting with Lt. Col. Scott, G2, 1st Division, Louisville, KY regarding countering radical propaganda; Meetings in Chicago; Notes on Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and Syndicalism.
    • Folder y#0193.2.y
      Field Officer's Class, The Cavalry School 1922 Notebook (3 Feb.; 24 March - 9 June 1922) Unbound. 1 vol. 34 p.
    • Folder z#0193.2.z
      Board for Reorganization of General Staff Notebook (3 Sept. - 18 Dec. 1919) Unbound. 1 vol. 16 p.
    • Folder za#0193.2.za
      Interviews with prospective G-2 officers including Alvin P. Howard, New Orleans, LA; Major Woodruff, San Antonio, TX; General Howze; Sen. Albert Fall; Capt. L. F. Matlack, I. O., 8th Cavalry; General McCoy, Douglas, AZ & other officers, Washington, DC Notebook (3 Jan. - 8 March 1920) Unbound. 1 vol. 36 p.
    • Folder zb#0193.2.zb
      Squadron Field Equipment, Memorandum Second Cavalry, Wagon Spring, Fort Riley, KS Notebook (1 Oct. 1921 - 13 Feb. 1922) Unbound. 1 vol. 9 p.
    • Folder zc#0193.2.zc
      Military Tactics, Training & Strategy Notebook (23 Feb. - 7 March 1922) Unbound. 1 vol. 38 p.
    • Folder zd#0193.2.zd
      Military Tactics, Training & Strategy Notebook (9 - 23 March 1922) Unbound. 1 vol. 57 p. Note: Includes diagrams of Battle of Stones River, Dec. - Jan. 1861-1862; trenches, strong points, etc.
    • Folder ze#0193.2.ze
      • Military Tactics, Training & Strategy Notebook (25 March - 6 April 1922) Unbound. 1 vol. 18 p.   (item #1)
      • Military Tactics, Training & Strategy Notebook (10 - 21 April 1922) Unbound. 1 vol. 28 p.   (item #2)
    • Folder zf#0193.2.zf
      Military Tactics, Training & Strategy Notebook (24 April - 25 May 1922) Unbound. 1 vol. 55 p. Note: Includes diagram of the Battle of Nery, France between British and German Armies, 1 Sept. 1914.
    • Folder zg#0193.2.zg
      Cavalry: Its Role and Other Features, by Col. H. S. Hawkins, Conference No. 1 Notebook (1 - 9 Feb. 1922) Unbound. 1 vol. 92 p.
    • Folder zh#0193.2.zh
      Fort Riley, KS - Ft. Leavenworth, KS - Des Moines, IA - St. Paul, MN - Waterloo, IA - La Salle, IA - St. Louis, MO - Washington, DC Trip Notebook (18 June - 18 July 1925) Unbound. 1 vol. 10 p.
    • Folder zi#0193.2.zi
      Cavalry Board 1929 Notebook (4 - 19 June 1929) Unbound. 1 vol. 28 p.
    • Folder zj#0193.2.zj
      Tactical Inspections, Fort Bliss, TX , etc. Notebook (3 May 1934 - 7 Oct. 1935) Unbound. 1 vol. 11 p.
    • Folder zk#0193.2.zk
      Civilian Conservation Corps (C. C. C.) Inspections, Bonita Canyon, Columbine, Treasure Park, Pinal Mountain, Globe Sub-District, William Sub-District, Beaver Head, Polica, High Rolls, 1934 Notebook (17 - 21 July 1934) Unbound. 1 vol. 12 p.
    • Folder zl#0193.2.zl
      Address Book (ca. 1892-1910) Leather bound. 1 vol. 105 p.
  • Box 3#0193.3
    Service Records, 1906-1914; Military Correspondence, 1899-1920
    • Folder a#0193.3.a
      Official Files; Service Records (1906-1914) Holograph, Printed forms, Photocopies, etc. 15 items. 75 p.
    • Folder b#0193.3.b
      Military Correspondence (1899-1917) Holograph, Printed forms, Photocopies, Postcard, etc. 89 items. 193 p.
    • Folder c#0193.3.c
      Military Correspondence (1918-1920) Holograph, Printed forms, Photocopies, etc. 121 items. 236 p. Note: Includes letter from J. Edgar Hoover, Special Assistant to the Attorney General (2 Jan. 1920) TLS regarding deportation of Emma Goldman, Alexander Berkman to Russia, arrests of communists, preparing for prosecution of Ludwig C. A. K. Martens; has not forgotten Coxe's request for information on jurisdiction of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
  • Box 4#0193.4
    Military correspondence, 1923-1941
    • Folder a#0193.4.a
      Military Correspondence (1923-1936) Holograph, Printed, Printed forms, Photocopies, Postcards, Charts, etc. 36 items. 153 p.
    • Folder b#0193.4.b
      Military Correspondence (1940-1941, 1947) Holograph, Printed forms, Photocopies, Postcard, etc. 23 items. 75 p.
    • Folder c#0193.4.c
      Official Files (1860-1926, undated) Holograph, Printed forms, Photocopies, Postcard, etc. 23 items. 52 p.
  • Box 5#0193.5
    Miscellaneous Files: Case Files, Publications, Slocum Trophy Files, Training Materials, 1918-1928
    • Folder a#0193.5.a
      John C. Hammond Case File (1919-1920) 35 items. 108 p.
    • Folder b#0193.5.b
      Military Intelligence Publications
      • General Orders No. 15 [G.O.14], by John Biddle, Major General, Acting Chief of Staff, War Department, Washington. (9 Feb. 1918) Printed. 1 item. 5 p.  (item #1)
      • Military Intelligence Combat Intelligence Regulations, by J. L. Hines, Major General, Chief of Staff. Training Regulations No. 210-5. War Department, Washington, DC (20 Sept. 1926) Printed. Unbound. 1 item. 20 p. Note: Duplicate of #193.5.b.3; Autographed: "Chief of Staff"  (item #2)
      • Military Intelligence Combat Intelligence Regulations, by J. L. Hines, Major General, Chief of Staff. Training Regulations No. 210-5. War Department, Washington, DC (20 Sept. 1926) Printed. Unbound. 1 item. 20 p. Note: Duplicate of #193.5.b.2  (item #3)
      • The Military Intelligence Division (G-2) War Department General Staff, by Col. J. H. Reeves, G. S., A. C. of S., G-2. C-2 Course No. 5, 1925-1926. Lecture delivered at the Army War College, Washington Barracks. Number of copies 165. Copy No. __ (2 Jan. 1926) Mimeographed. Soft cover bound. 1 item. 16 p. Note: Autographed by Coxe on cover; duplicate of #193.5.b.5 & #194.5.b.6  (item #4)
      • The Military Intelligence Division (G-2) War Department General Staff, by Col. J. H. Reeves, G. S., A. C. of S., G-2. C-2 Course No. 5, 1925-1926. Lecture delivered at the Army War College, Washington Barracks. Number of copies 165. Copy No. 105 (2 Jan. 1926) Mimeographed. Unbound. 1 item. 14 p. Note: Autographed by Coxe on cover; duplicate of #193.5.b.4 & #194.5.b.6  (item #5)
      • The Military Intelligence Division (G-2) War Department General Staff, by Col. J. H. Reeves, G. S., A. C. of S., G-2. C-2 Course No. 5, 1925-1926. Lecture delivered at the Army War College, Washington Barracks. Number of copies 165. Copy No. 163 (2 Jan. 1926) Mimeographed. Unbound. 1 item. 14 p. Note: Autographed by Coxe on cover; duplicate of #193.5.b.4 & #194.5.b.5  (item #6)
      • The Military Intelligence Division General Staff, by Brigadier-General Marlborough Churchill, General Staff, Assistant Chief of Staff, Director of Military Intelligence. Reprint from the Journal U. S. Artillery (April 1920) Printed. Pamphlet binder. 1 item. 14 p. Note: pp. 3-22 separated.  (item #7)
    • Folder c#0193.5.c
      Slocum Trophy Material (1928) Typescripts, Printed forms, Photographic prints, etc. 14 items. 103 p.
    • Folder d#0193.5.d
      Cavalry & Infantry Training Material Manuscript Materials (1919-1927) Typescripts, Holographs, Mimeographs. 19 items. 138 p.
    • Folder e#0193.5.e
      Training Material: Broadsides, Brochures, Pamphlets (1923-1927)
      • Annual Report of the Commandant, The Cavalry School, Fort Riley, KS, 1925, by W. W. Whitside, Colonel, Q. M. Corps, Quartermaster (1926) Pamphlet. Printed. Soft cover. 1 item. 38 p.  (item #1)
      • Circular of Information for Officers Ordered to the Cavalry School for Duty, The Cavalry School, Fort Riley, by Aubrey Lippincott, Lieut. Col., Cavalry, Executive Officer, KS, Q.M.C. Plant (19 April 1926) Brochure. Printed. Soft cover. 1 item. 7 p. Note: Autographed "Just a sample of printing now being done. A.M.B." on cover.  (item #2)
      • General Orders No. 1, The Cavalry School, Fort Riley, KS, by Command of Brigadier General King, Douglas McCaskey, Lieut. Col., Cavalry, Executive Officer (5 Jan. 1925) Pamphlet. Printed. Soft cover. 1 item. 14 p. Note: Printed on cover: "General Orders No. 36, last of series 1924"; Autographed "Coxe" on cover.  (item #3)
      • Map Problem No. 2, November 15, 1926, Department of Tactics, Advanced Class, Academic Division, The Cavalry School, Fort Riley, KS Q.M.C. Plant (28 Oct. 1926) Pamphlet. Printed. Soft cover. 1 item. 8 p.  (item #4)
      • Notes on Training for 1926, General Orders No. 9, War Department, Washington, DC, by order of the Secretary of War, J. L. Hines, Major General, Chief of Staff (15 May 1926) Pamphlet. Printed. Soft cover. 1 item. 6 p. Note: Autographed "C of S" [Chief of Staff] on first page.  (item #5)
      • Notes on Training for 1927, General Orders No. 21, War Department, Washington, DC, by order of the Secretary of War, J. L. Hines, Major General, Chief of Staff (26 Oct. 1926) Pamphlet. Printed. Soft cover. 1 item. 6 p. Note: Autographed "C of S" [Chief of Staff] and "ABC" Alexander B. Coxe" on first page.  (item #6)
      • Notes on Training for 1928, General Orders No. 14, War Department, Washington, DC, by order of the Secretary of War, C. P. Summerall, Major General, Chief of Staff (20 Sept. 1927) Pamphlet. Printed. 1 item. 4 p. Note: Autographed "C of S" [Chief of Staff] on first page.  (item #7)
      • Program of Equestrian Events to be held during Graduation Week, June 1 - 10, 1926, The Cavalry School, Fort Riley, KS, Approved by E. E. Booth, Brig. Gen., U. S. Army, Commandant (1926) Pamphlet, Printed. Soft cover. 1 item. 21 p.  (item #8)
      • Schedule of Events to be held during the period May 24 - June 10 1926, The Cavalry School, Fort Riley, KS Q.M.C. Plant (18 May 1926) Pamphlet. Printed. Soft cover. 1 item. 6 p.  (item #9)
      • School Publications from The Cavalry School, Book Department, The Cavalry School, Fort Riley, KS. (1926). Brochure. Printed. 1 item. 2 p. Note: Autographed on cover: "Our first gasp in this line. As other texts are revised they will be printed."  (item #10)
      • Suggestions for the Preparation of Papers [The Cavalry School, Fort Riley, KS], by D. J. M. Miscl. No. 18, 1922-1923 (20 June 1923) Pamphlet. Mimeographed. 1 item. 6 p. Note: Autographed "Coxe" on cover.  (item #11)
      • Troop Movements by Motor Transport of the Division Quartermaster Train, Instruction Circular No. 12, The General Service Schools, Fort Leavenworth, KS, H. J. Brees, Colonel Cavalry (D.O.L.) Assistant Commandant (15 Nov. 1927) Broadside. Printed. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #12)
  • Box 6#0193.6
    • Folder a#0193.6.a
      Financial Papers, 1915-1962; Retirement Files, 1936-1964
    • Folder b#0193.6.b
      Retirement Files (1936-1964) Typescripts, Printed forms, Mimeographed forms, Pamphlets, Computer card statements, Photographic print. 77 items. 147 pp. Note: Includes identification photographic print of Col. Coxe, ca. 31 Jan. 1956.
    • Folder c#0193.6.c
      Retired Officers Association, Minnesota Chapter Files (1959-1964) Printed. Typescripts, Printed forms, etc. 35 items. 98 p.
    • Folder d#0193.6.d
      Retired Army Personnel Bulletin, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC (Jan. 1960 - Dec. 1964) Printed. Periodical. 55 items. 144 p.
  • Box 7#0193.7
    Clippings and Photographs, 1892-1961
    • Folder a#0193.7.a
      Bonus Riots Clippings (1932)
    • Folder b#0193.7.b
      Atomic Threat Clippings & Pamphlets (1950-1951, 1959, 1961) Clippings & Printed. 11 items. 40 p.
    • Folder c#0193.7.c
      Russia Clippings (1930-1932) Clippings. 25 items. 41 p.
    • Folder d#0193.7.d
      Miscellaneous Clippings & Pamphlets (1915-1937) Clippings, Pamphlets. 29 items. 69 p. Note: Includes biographical clippings regarding Coxe, citations, retirement, marriage of son, etc.; also includes 2 copies of "A Continental Army", by Joseph T. Dickman, 2nd U. S. Cavalry (Nov. 1915) Printed. Pamphlet. 4 p.
    • Folder e#0193.7.e
      Photographic prints P-193/1 - P-193/83 (ca. 1913-1916, undated) 83 items. 83 p. Note: Includes photographic prints of Alexander B. Coxe, Sr. and his family, friends, officers, etc. at Ft. Ethan Allen, Jolo - Batangas - Zamboanga (Philippine Islands), Arcadia, St. Louis, MO, Camping trips, etc.
    • Folder f#0193.7.f
      • Photographic prints P-193/84 - P-193/151 (ca. 1899-1900, 1917, undated) 67 items. 67 p. Note: Includes photographic prints of Alexander B. Coxe, Sr., U. S. officers & men, Native Scouts, during Spanish American War and Filipino Insurrection in the Philippine Islands, including San Felipe, Honolulu, Vancouver, WA, Sacatay Market, UST PENNSYLVANIA, Caloocan Expedition, P.I., Calle Real, Manila, P.I., Lipa, Batangas Province, P.I., UST OLYMPIA, Mariquina Valley, Isla de Volcan de Lagunde de Borbondo Taal, etc.  (item #1)
      • Photographic prints P-193/152 - P-193/189 (ca. 1899-1900, undated) 37 items. 37 p. Note: includes photographic prints of Alexander B. Coxe, Sr., U. S. officers & men, including Pedro Carrandan, Presidente; Senor Pablo, Vice Presidente; during the Spanish American War and Filipino Insurrection, including at San Felipe, Honolulu, Tanavan, Sant Tomas, Caloocan, Caloocan Expedition, Buyumumgan, P. I., Colamba, Pasig River, Manila, Calabozo, Lake Taal, Vancouver, WA, etc.  (item #2)
      • Photographic prints P-193/190 - P-193/230 (6 Nov. 1910 - 10 June 1932, undated) 44 items. 44 p. Note: includes photographic prints of Alexander B. Coxe, Sr., Mrs. Coxe, Alexander B. Coxe, Jr., Annie Coxe, and other friends and family at Batangas, P.I., Zamboanga, P.I., Jolo, P.I., Camp Stotsenburg, P.I., and Arcadia, Ft. Riley, KS  (item #3)
      • Photographic prints P-193/231 - P-193/235 (ca. 1910) 5 items. 5 p. Note: Includes photographic prints of Annie Coxe, at an unknown location or locations in the U.S.  (item #4)
      • Photographic prints P-193/236 - P-193/237 (16 Nov. 1910) 5 items. 5 p. Note: Includes photographic print of Alexander B. Coxe, Jr. & Annie Coxe, at an unknown location or locations in the U.S.  (item #5)
    • Folder g#0193.7.g
      • Photographic prints P-193/238 - P-193/247 (4 July 1919) 10 items. 10 p. Note: Includes photographic prints of Mrs. Coxe, Annie Coxe & Alexander B. Coxe, Sr. & Alexander B. Coxe, Jr., at Brodie Heights, MN and unknown locations in the U.S.  (item #1)
      • Photographic prints P-193/248 - P-193/263 (Nov. 1936 - May 1937) 16 items. 16 p. Note: Includes photographic prints of an unknown young girl and unknown location in the U.S.  (item #2)
      • Photographic prints P-193/264 - P-193/274 (1920) 11 items. 11 p. Note: Includes photographic prints of Alexander B. Coxe, Jr., Annie Coxe, and Mrs. Coxe at White Bear Lake, MN.  (item #3)
      • Photographic prints P-193/275 - P-193/283 (1916) 9 items. 9 p. Note: Includes photographic prints of Alexander B. Coxe, Jr., Annie Coxe, and Mrs. Coxe at Fort Ethan Allen, VT.  (item #4)
      • Photographic prints P-193/284 - P-193/288 (1916, 1925) 5 items. 5 p. Note: Includes photographic prints of Annie Coxe in winter at Fort Ethan Allen, VT and Alexander B. Coxe, Jr. at Camp Red Cloud, MN.  (item #5)
      • Photographic prints P-193/289 - P-193/290 (Oct. 1892, undated) 2 items. 2 p. Note: Includes two photographic prints of Susan Larkin Thomson (Mrs. Alexander B. Coxe, Sr.) St. Louis, MO.  (item #6)
      • Photographic prints P-193/291 - P-193/294 (1916) 4 items. 4 p. Note: Includes photographic prints of Alexander B. Coxe, Jr. and Annie Coxe, skiing; also of the Railroad Station at Fort Ethan Allen, VT.  (item #7)
      • Photographic prints P-193/295 - P-193/299 (1919-1920) 5 items. 5 p. Note: Includes photographic prints of Annie Coxe at White Bear Lake, MN in 1920; also of Alexander B. Coxe, Jr. at Washington, Summer 1919.  (item #8)
      • Photographic prints P-193/300 - P-193/311 (1919-1920) 12 items. 12 p. Note: Includes photographic prints of Annie Coxe and Alexander B. Coxe, Jr. at San Antonio, TX, 1919; scenes of Mount Vernon, Va, including views of the porch and George and Martha Washington's tomb.   (item #9)
      • Photographic prints P-193/312 - P-193/322 (Sept. 1916-Aug. 1917) 11 items. 11 p. Note: Includes photographic prints of Alexander B. Coxe, Sr. & Alexander B. Coxe, Jr. at Fort Ethan Allen, VT, and Sherwood Forest [TX ?].  (item #10)
      • Photographic prints P-193/323 - P-193/326 (1916) 4 items. 4 p. Note: Includes photographic prints of Alexander B. Coxe, Jr., Annie Coxe, Mrs. Coxe, and unidentified other children at Fort Ethan Allen, VT.  (item #11)
      • Photographic prints P-193/327 - P-193/362 (ca. 1905, 1911-1916) 36 items. 36 p. Note: Includes photographic prints of Annie Coxe, Alexander B. Coxe, Jr., Mrs. Coxe, Mr. & Mrs. White, and various family friends with scenes of Batangas, PI, Camp Stotsenburg, PI, Jolo, PI, Fort Ethan Allen, VT, and Manila, PI.  (item #12)
    • Folder h#0193.7.h
      Photographic negatives N-193/55, P-193/58 (ca. Oct. 1916) 2 items. 2 p. Note: Includes photographic negatives of Annie Coxe.
  • Box 8#0193.8
    Robert Coxe Papers; Miscellaneous, 1866-1972, undated
    • Folder a#0193.8.a
      Miscellaneous materials (1916, 1919, 1956, 1972, undated) Woman's Liberty Loan Committee, Washington, DC's medal & cover letter to Mrs. A. B. Coxe (1919); Gen. Basil W. Duke (1838-1916) obituary clipping of Confederate general and last commander of "Morgan's Raiders" (ca. 1916); Alexander B. Coxe, Sr. retired military identification card (1956); biographical sketch of Alexander B. Coxe, Sr. by Alexander B. Coxe, Jr. (1972). 4 items. 6 p.
    • Folder b#0193.8.b
      Robert Edward Coxe, Jr. Papers (1866-1874) including certificate of appointment as a cadet at U. S. Military Academy (1866); poems addressed to Miss Helen Bacon (1866, 1870); invitations to the wedding of Helen Bacon & Robert E. Coxe, Jr. addressed to Mrs. & Mrs. Richard Coxe & Miss Emma K. Coxe (one with clipping attached announcing the wedding); 2 letters from Helen Bacon Coxe to her mother, Germantown, PA (1873); Adjutant General's Office, War Dept., Washington, DC certificate (1874) accepting resignation of 2nd Lt. Robert E. Coxe, 8th Cavalry. 8 items. 13 p.
    • Folder c#0193.8.c
      Notes by Lieut. Robt. E. Coxe, 8th Cavalry, from Fort Lyon, Colorado to Fort Union, New Mexico by Dooge's Cutt, 14 - 21 March 1873, including descriptions of the topography, weather, settlements, watercourses, etc. and sketch maps for each section of the route. 1 vol. Hardcover. 43 p. used of 63 p. Note: Torn, fragile; needs conservation.
    • Folder d#0193.8.d
      Official Army Register for January, 1871 (Adjutant General's Office, Washington, DC January 1, 1871) Printed. 1 vol. 111 p. Note: Brittle, fragile, torn; needs conservation.
    • Folder e#0193.8.e
      General Staff Brassard [Armband] worn by Colonel A. B. Coxe in the Meuse Argonne Offensive in labeled envelope (1918) Museum object. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder f#0193.8.f
      Button from the uniform of my father Robert Edward Coxe, work while at the Poughkeepsie Military Academy, N.Y. before he entered [the U. S. Military Academy] West Point in 1866 in case. Museum object. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder g#0193.8.g
      Cavalry Division marksmanship medal in case (undated) Museum object. 1 item. 2 p.
    • Folder h#0193.8.h
      Colonel's insignia of rank pin (eagle) in plastic case (undated) Museum object [brass] 1 item. 2 p. 2" x 0.75". Note: Worn by Col. A. B. Coxe, Sr.
    • Folder i#0193.8.i
      Colonel's insignia of rank pin (eagle) in plastic case (undated) Museum object [brass] 1 item. 2 p. 1" x 0.50". Note: Worn by Col. A. B. Coxe, Sr.
    • Folder j#0193.8.j
      United States Army Infantry Tactics, Double and Single Rank. Adapted to American Topography and Improved Fire-Arms. By Bvt. Major-General Emory Upton, U. S. Army. Revised edition. (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1876) Printed. Hardbound. 1 vol. 225 p. Note: Autographed "A. B. Coxe. 'E' Co. 1st Reg. I. N. G." on flyleaf.
  • Oversize Folder os1#0193.os1
    Commissions, Diploma, Award Citations, Certificates, 1892-1929
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as adjutant of the 3rd Regiment of Infantry in the National Guard of Minnesota with rank of Captain (26 January 1899) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by Governor John Lind; Adjutant General Geo. C. Lambert  (item #1)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as Quartermaster of the 14th Regiment of Infantry Minnesota Volunteer Infantry with rank of First Lieutenant (5 May 1898) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by Governor David Marston Clough; Adjutant General Hermann Muehlberg.  (item #2)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's discharge from U. S. Army as Quartermaster of the 14th Regiment of Infantry, Minnesota Volunteers (18 November 1898) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p.  (item #3)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as Quartermaster of the 14th Regiment of Infantry Minnesota Volunteer Infantry with rank of First Lieutenant (5 May 1898) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by Governor David Marston Clough; Adjutant General Hermann Muehlberg.  (item #4)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as First Lieutenant and Quartermaster, 3rd Regiment of Infantry, Minnesota Volunteers (28 April 1898) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by Governor David Marston Clough; Adjutant General Hermann Muehlberg.  (item #5)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as Judge Advocate and First Lieutenant, 3rd Regiment of Infantry, Minnesota National Guard (19 June 1896) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by Governor David Marston Clough; Adjutant General Hermann Muehlberg.  (item #6)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as Regimental Sergeant Major, in the Minnesota National Guard (22 March 1895) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by regimental commanding officer & adjutant.  (item #7)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as Sergeant, Company C, Minnesota National Guard (22 April 1893) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by regimental commanding officer & adjutant.  (item #8)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as Corporal SC [Second Class], Company C, Minnesota National Guard (13 August 1892) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by regimental commanding officer & adjutant.  (item #9)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as Colonel of Cavalry in the Regular Army of the United States (1 October 1929) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by Secretary of War James W. Good [not signed by President Herbert Hoover]  (item #10)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as Lieutenant Colonel of Cavalry (10 March 1921) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by Secretary of War John W. Weeks [not signed by President Warren G. Harding]  (item #11)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as Lieutenant Colonel of Cavalry (14 July 1920) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by Secretary of War Newton D. Baker [not signed by President Warren G. Harding]; signed by Adjutant General G. Perkins.  (item #12)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as Colonel of Cavalry (20 August 1918) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by Assistant Secretary of War Peyton C. March [not signed by President Woodrow Wilson]; signed by Adjutant General P. C. Harris.  (item #13)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as Temporary Lieutenant Colonel of Cavalry (7 February 1918) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by Assistant Secretary of War B. Howell [not signed by President Woodrow Wilson]; signed by Adjutant General Henry P. McCain.  (item #14)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as Temporary Major of Cavalry (7 February 1918) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by Assistant Secretary of War B. Howell [not signed by President Woodrow Wilson]; signed by Adjutant General Henry P. McCain.  (item #15)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as Temporary Major of Cavalry (19 October 1917) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by Assistant Secretary of War William McIngraham [not signed by President Woodrow Wilson]; signed by Adjutant General Henry P. McCain.  (item #16)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as Captain of Cavalry (20 March, 9 April, 5 June 1912) Printed forms & Carbon TLS. 3 items. 3 p. Note: Commission signed by President William Howard Taft; signed by Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson; signed by Adjutant General Henry P. McCain; Transmission printed form signed by Adjutant General A. F. Ladd; TLS of acceptance signed by A. B. Coxe, Captain, 8th Cavalry.  (item #17)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as First Lieutenant of Cavalry (2 March 1903) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by President Theodore Roosevelt; signed by Secretary of War Elihu Root; signed by Adjutant General H. C. Conlin.  (item #18)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as First Lieutenant of Cavalry (5 July 1902) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by President Theodore Roosevelt; signed by Secretary of War Elihu Root; signed by Adjutant General H. C. Conlin.  (item #19)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as Second Lieutenant of Cavalry (26 December 1901) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by President Theodore Roosevelt; signed by Secretary of War Elihu Root; signed by Adjutant General H. C. Conlin.  (item #20)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as Second Lieutenant of Cavalry (27 July 1901) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by President William McKinley; signed by Acting Secretary of War William C. Langer; signed by Acting Adjutant General Thomas P. Ward.  (item #21)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as First Lieutenant, 39th Regiment of Infantry, United States Volunteers (24 August 1899) Printed form. 1 items. 1 p. Note: Commission signed by President William McKinley; signed by Secretary of War Elihu Root; signed by Adjutant General H. C. Corbin.  (item #22)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's commission as First Lieutenant, 39th Regiment of Infantry, United States Volunteers (10 January 1899, 9 May 1900) Printed form & TLS. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Commission signed by President William McKinley; signed by Secretary of War Elihu Root; signed by Adjutant General H. C. Corbin; TLS of commendation for A. B. Coxe's "prompt and energetic work in charge of the mounted scouts, when firing began at Rosario [Philippine Islands]" True Copy signed by Frank C. Burnett, 2nd Lieut. 39th Infantry, U. S. Volunteers.  (item #23)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's diploma from the Cavalry School Field Officer's Course, Fort Riley, Kansas (10 June 1922) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by faculty.  (item #24)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's honorable discharged as First Lieutenant and Battalion Adjutant, 39th Regiment of Infantry, United States Volunteers, Presidio San Francisco, California (6 May 1901) Printed form. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Signed by Maj. P. Dauguorne, commanding.  (item #25)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's Silver Star Award for Gallantry in Action against insurgent forces at Carmona, Luzon, Philippine Islands 3 January 1900 (18 Feb., 11 March 1900; 25 February, 3 March 1924; 28 March 1927) Printed forms, TL, TLS & Typescript. 7 items. 7 p. Note: Certificate signed by Secretary of War Dwight A. Davis; signed by Adjutant General Robert C. Davis; Recommendation for Honorable Mention TLS signed by Noel Gaines, Capt., 39th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers; Recommendation that Coxe be made Brevet Captain, for "great personal gallantry" at Carmona, P.I. carbon TLS signed by John H. Parker, Major, 39th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers; Order that Coxe be awarded the Silver Star for "gallantry in action" at Carmona, P.I., signed by Adjutant General Edward C. Walthall; Citation typescript; Official copy cover letter carbon TL; Transmission printed form; Certificate autographed: "Snappy work! 27 years and 17 days to get a one cent star."  (item #26)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's Distinguished Service Medal for performance of duties of great responsibilities as Colonel of Cavalry, General Staff Corps, with Military Intelligence Division, in the World War (4 March 1926) Printed forms. 1 item. 1 p. Note: Certificate signed by Secretary of War Dwight F. Davis; signed by Adjutant General Robert C. Davis.  (item #27)
    • Alexander B. Coxe's Le Grand Chancelier de l'Ordre National de la Legion D'Honneur [French Legion of Honor Certificate] for services as chief of section B of the intelligence section of General Headquarters (26 July, 25 November 1919) Printed form & Carbon TLS. French language. 2 items. 2 p. Note: Transmission carbon TL signed by Adjutant General William S. Biddle.  (item #28)

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