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John Cook

  • Birth 16 Aug 1847 Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 3 Aug 1915 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 17, Site 18613
  • Memorial ID 13147

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Civil War as a Bugler in Battery B, 4th United States Regular Artillery. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Antietam, Maryland on September 17, 1862. His citation reads “Volunteered at the age of 15 years to act as a cannoneer, and as such volunteer served a gun under a terrific fire of the enemy”. His battery had been positioned west of the Hagerstown Pike, and was decimated from Confederate fire from the West Woods area. Without orders he led his wounded Captain away from the battery, then joined the remaining artillery men, who successfully repulsed three separate Rebels attempts to charge and capture the guns. During this time Union Brigadier General John Gibbon also assisted the depleted battery, loading and firing the guns like a common artilleryman in full general’s uniform. John Cook’s Medal was awarded to him on June 30, 1894.

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BUGLER BATTERY B
4TH US ARTILLERY
MEDAL OF HONOR
AT ANTIETAN


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  • Added: 21 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13147
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Cook (16 Aug 1847–3 Aug 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13147, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .