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
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
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 16:05:51 EDT
Subject: Re: Drummer at Antietam
In a message dated 4/24/02 10:25:16 AM Eastern
> 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
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
on page 63 of Mike Priest's book "Antietam: The
Try this website.
down to the section that says "At Antietam, Did You
Know?" Hope this
helps. Good luck with your presentation.
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