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J. R. Cooke

J. R. Cooke

Confederate (CSV)


John Rogers Cooke

(1833 - 1891)

Home State: North Carolina

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1855 he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 8th United States Infantry. In early 1861 he was First Lieutenan (unit?), and saw action at First Manassas in July. On 5 August he was appointed Captain of the Stafford (NC) Light Artillery. On 24 April 1862 he was elected Colonel of the 27th North Carolina Infantry and led them at Seven Pines, where he was wounded.

On the Campaign

He led the regiment in Maryland.

The rest of the War

On 1 November 1862 he was appointed Brigadier General, with a brigade in Ransom's Division, and led them in combat at Fredericksburg, Bristoe Station (wounded), and the Wilderness (wounded), VA. His Brigade was part of Heth's Division at Petersburg and to Appomattox.

After the War

He was a merchant in Richmmond, VA and he co-founded the Confederate Soldiers' Home there.

References & notes

Service details from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3. His photograph from a cabinet card offered for sale in 2014 by Heritage Auctions.

He was the son of US General Philip St. George Cooke and brother-in-law of J. E. B. Stuart.






1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 30413]