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John Henry Cook
Birth: Jul. 19, 1840
London
Greater London, England
Death: Jul. 22, 1916
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil War in Company A, 119th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, being mustered in as a Corporal on October 7, 1862 before receiving a promotion to Sergeant. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana on April 9, 1864. His citation reads "During an attack by the enemy, voluntarily left the brigade quartermaster, with whom he had been detailed as a clerk, rejoined his command, and, acting as first lieutenant, led the line farther toward the charging enemy." Honorably mustered out on June 7, 1865, his Medal was issued to him on September 19, 1890. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 104, Rose Hill Plot, Lot 12485 NE Part
 
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Record added: Jul 25, 2001
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John Henry Cook
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Thank you, Soldier for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 19, 2016

- James Snow
 Added: Jul. 22, 2014

- Carole
 Added: Sep. 3, 2012
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