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Confederate (CSV)


William A. Cook

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Parker's Richmond (VA) Battery

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted and mustered as Private in Parker's Richmond Battery, Light Artillery on 14 March 1862 in Richmond.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862:

The fight commenced at break of day, and by sun-rise the smoke of battle hung like a pall over the scene of conflict. Men and horses fall in rapid succession ... Cook, Tumbridge, Duffey, and Bolton are more or less severely stricken.

The rest of the War

He was discharged due to his wounds on 10 December 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Krick1 via the Historical Data Systems database. The quote above from Royall W. Figg in "Where men only dare to go!" or, The story of a Boy Company (C.S.A.) (1885); thanks to Andy Cardinal for the pointer to that volume.


1   Krick, Robert K., Parker's Virginia Battery, C.S.A., Berryville: Virginia Book Company, 1975  [AotW citation 23378]