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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

John Lewis Cochran

(1827 - 1900)

Home State: Virginia

Education: U of Virginia, Class of 1848

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 32 year old lawyer in Charlottesville, he mustered as Private, Company B, 19th Virginia Infantry at Charlottesville on 8 May 1861. He was commissioned First Lieutenant on 1 July 1861 and promoted to Captain on 28 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the Regiment after Colonel Strange was killed on South Mountain on 14 September, but was ill and not present with his Company at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He transferred to staff duty as Provost Marshal General, Longstreet's Corps on 30 January 1863, and was in that post for the rest of the War.

After the War

He resumed his law practice in Charlottesville and was Judge of the County Court from 1872-1884.

References & notes

Service dates from Ervin L. Jordan's 19th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1987) via the Historical Data Systems database. Personal details from a sketch in Memorial History of the John Bowie Strange Camp, United Confederate Veterans (1920). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

04/25/1827; Staunton, VA

Death

03/16/1900 Charlottesville, VA; burial in University of Virginia Cemetery and Columbarium, Charlottesville, VA