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J. R. Cooke

J. R. Cooke

Confederate (CSA)


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 Lt. in the US 8th Infantry Regiment. In 1861 he was (1st) Lt. CSA (unit?) and saw action at First Manassas. In April 1862 he was Colonel of the 27th NC Regiment and led it at Seven Pines (where he was wounded).

On the Campaign

He led the 27th NC Regiment in Walker's Brigade in Walker's Division.

The rest of the War

In November 1862 he was promoted to BGen. in command of Cooke's Brigade of Ransom's Division, and led the Brigade at Fredericksburg, Bristoe Station (wounded), and the Wilderness (wounded). His Brigade was part of Heth's Division at Petersburg and Appomattox.

After the War

He was a merchant in Richmmond (Va) and he co-founded the Confederate Soldiers' Home.

References & notes

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.