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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

John Henry Cook

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    119th Illinois Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 9, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, USA
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.
Medal of Honor Recipient John H. Cook
Medal of Honor Recipient John H. Cook
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 19, 1890
  • Born: July 19, 1840, London
  • Died: July 22, 1916
  • Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery (PM) (104-12485), Bronx, NY

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