Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Lieutenant Colonel Jeremiah B. Cook, Fourth Illinois Cavalry.

Jeremiah B. Cook.

Birth: 1834.
Death: 1921.

Wife: Hannah F. Cook ( 1836-1892 ).

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Chetopa, Labette county, Kansas.

Picture publish date 1906.
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J. B. Cook was born at Pleasant Grove, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, June 22, 1834.  He spent some years before the Civil war in California and on the frontier. On September 20, 1861, he enlisted in Company H, Fourth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry. On September 1, 1862, he was promoted from Sergeant to Second Lieutenant in Company F, First Illinois Cavalry. On October 1, 1863, he was made a Major in the Third United States Colored Cavalry, and on November 27th, 1864, Lieutenant Colonel. He commanded the Third Brigade of the Memphis Cavalry Division at the close of the war, being- senior officer of the brigade in active service, and was mustered out with his regiment, January 26, 1865.  He went to Labette county, Kansas, in 1874, where he farmed a short time, since which he has been engaged in the real estate and loan business at Chetopa, Kansas. He has served one term in the Kansas legislature and is serving- his fifth term as mayor of Chetopa.

Authors note.  He was 27, years when he enlisted at Camp Butler, Illinois, September 21, 1861, mustered in the same day at Ottawa, Illinois.  Residence Delavan, Tazewell county, Illinois.  His height 6' 2, hair dark, eyes blue, occupation farmer.

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