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 John Henry Cook

John Henry Cook

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 22 Jul 1916 (aged 76)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Plot Section 104, Rose Hill Plot, Lot 12485 NE Part
Memorial ID 23410 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 25 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23410
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Henry Cook (19 Jul 1840–22 Jul 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23410, citing Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .