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J.A. Cook

J.A. Cook

Confederate (CSV)


Jesse A. Cook

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 21 year old trader, he enlisted in the Iuka Rifles - Company K, 2nd Mississippi Infantry - in May 1861. He was promoted to 4th Corporal on 1 September 1861 and Sergeant, date not given, and elected First Lieutenant on 8 April 1862. He was promoted to Captain, to date from 30 August, when Captain Latham was killed at 2nd Manassas.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the left thigh and both ankles and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 25 September 1862 at a US Army field hospital on or near the battlefield.

References & notes

His service from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in Compiled Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources, and from Dunbar Rowland's The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi (1908). Death detail also in a list in the New York Times of 12 October 1862. His picture from a photograph in the collection of Joseph M. Bauman, also kindly provided by Michael Brasher.


c. 1840