Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Capt William H. Cochrane.

Capt William H. Cochrane.

Birth: unknown.
Death: Jun. 16, 1864, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia.

He served in the 33rd New Jersey Volunteer Infantry first as a 1st Lieutenant in Compnay K, then as Captain and commander of Company G. He was killed during the Atlanta Campaign. Originally interred in Marietta National Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia, he was re-interred in New Providence, New Jersey.

Near Kenesaw Mountain, June 21, 1864.

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that my regiment has again been engaged, having participated severely in the action of Pine Knob on the 15th and 16th instant.
The conduct of the command was excellent; the line advanced under a withering fire without a waver as steadily as if it were only a battalion drill. No body of men could have done better, and well did they sustain the proud name New Jersey's soldiers have always borne. With deep regret I announce to you the death of Lieutenant Cochrane, Company K, a most gallant and dashing young officer. Brave, cool, ready, talented in no small degree, a bright career was opening up before him. He had for gallantry on previous fields been recommended for promotion to his Excellency the Governor. On the day upon which he was buried his commission as captain was received. Thus one by one our officers are falling.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant, ENOS FOURAT, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

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