Cooke, William Henry

Photo:  13th VA Infantry battle flag13th va flag Age at Enlistment:  20

Length of Service: 1861

State:  Virginia

Rank:  Pvt / Sgt

Unit13th VA Infantry Regiment

Service Record:  Enlisted in Co. E on 17 Apr 1861 in Heth’s Co. “Culpepper Rifleman”; sent home on sick furlough 15 Jul 1861; however E company was ordered disbanded in 8 Nov 1861; NFR

Further note on 13th VA Infantry: Company E (1st)Culpeper Riflemen”: CAPT. S HETH
The company was accepted in state service at Brandy Station, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 17 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, under the command of Brigadier General W H Harman, Thirteenth Brigade, Fifth Division, Virginia Militia, in the morning on 18 April, 1861 (See the Staunton Artillery). The company arrived by the Valley Turnpike at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, in the afternoon the same day and was ordered to proceed by the Winchester & Potomac Railroad to Charlestown, Jefferson County, Virginia, in the evening on 18 June, 1861. The company arrived at Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, at 3 AM on 19 June, 1861, and was mustered in state service at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, by Colonel A P Hill, 13th Virginia Infantry, on 30 June, 1861. The company was disbanded and discharged by Special Orders No.496, Adjutant & Inspector General’s Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 8 November, 1861.

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Survived War:  Yes

Cemetery / Burial:   Burial unknown, but likely in Wyoming, WV

Soldier Info:   Born in Logan, VA in 1840; Died at Skinfork, Wyoming Co., WV in 1932

Relationship to Author:  2nd cousin 5x