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691Re: [TalkAntietam] Digest Number 163

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  • James Mattes
    Apr 26, 2002
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      This is prob too late to help you but I am just
      catching up on my e-mail this am. From Sharps and
      Dunnigan "The COngressional Medal of Horor" comes the
      (Pg 750) First Edition Oct 1984
      Cook, John
      Rank and organization: Bugler, Battery B, 4th US
      Artillery. place and date: At Antietam Md., 17
      September 1862. Entered service at: Cincinnati, Ohio.
      Birth: Hamilton County, Ohio. Date of issue: 30 June
      1894. Citation: Volunteered at the age of 15 years to
      act as a cannoneer, and as such volunteer served a gun
      under a terrific fire of the enemy.

      Hope that helps
      James Mattes

      Message: 15
      Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 16:05:51 EDT
      From: Pa128th@...
      Subject: Re: Drummer at Antietam

      In a message dated 4/24/02 10:25:16 AM Eastern
      Daylight Time,
      darkpharoh@... writes:
      > You may want to mention Johnny Cook, who I believe
      > the medal of honor for his actions at Antietam in
      > area of the Miller Cornfield. He fired into the
      > ranks with a Union battery after all the gunners had
      > been knocked down. I believe he was 14 yrs. old.

      If this info can be confirmed, I would love to add it
      to my

      Message: 16
      Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 18:10:29 -0400
      From: "Teej Smith" <teej@...>
      Subject: RE: John Cook
      There's a photo of bugler John Cook Battery B, 4th
      U.S. Artillery
      on page 63 of Mike Priest's book "Antietam: The
      Soldiers' Battle."

      Try this website.
      http://www.nps.gov/anti/artily_2.htm Scroll
      down to the section that says "At Antietam, Did You
      Know?" Hope this
      helps. Good luck with your presentation.

      Best Regards,

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