Sgt Jesse A Cook

18 February 2020

This photograph of Jesse A Cook was taken in late 1861 or early 1862 when he was a Sergeant in Company K of the 2nd Mississippi Infantry. It’s in the collection of Joseph M. Bauman, kindly provided by unit historian Michael Brasher.

Jesse was commissioned First Lieutenant in April and Captain to date from 30 August 1862, but he was mortally wounded in the left thigh and both ankles and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862. He died of those wounds on 26 September 1862.

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