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John Pope Cook

  • Birth 12 Jun 1825 Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 12 Oct 1910 Ransom, Hillsdale County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
  • Plot Block 10, Lot 171 & 184
  • Memorial ID 20663

Civil War Union Brigadier General. The son of Daniel P. Cook, second Congressman from Illinois and the man for whom Cook County was named, in 1855, he was elected Mayor of Springfield and the following year Sheriff of Sangamon County. After the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter in April 1861 he raised a company of troops and was commissioned Colonel of the 7th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to Brigadier General, US Volunteers in 1864.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 2 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20663
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Pope Cook (12 Jun 1825–12 Oct 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20663, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .