Guide to the John A. Cocke Letter, RG 14
Processed and Listed by: Dieter C. Ullrich
Date: January 2004
Number of Boxes:
1 file folder.
Type of material:
Photocopy of original.
Historical or Biographical Sketch:
Second Lieutenant John A. Cocke was a member of the 48th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Company C. He was recruited in the early summer of 1861 from the western part of the State of Virginia, the exact location is unknown. The regiment was later organized on September 20, 1861. At the time the letter was written his unit was at Big Springs, Virginia (now located in Calhoun County, West Virginia) serving with the Confederate Army of the Northwest. He was killed in battle on August 9, 1862 at Cedar Mountain, Virginia.
Scope and Content:
Contains a letter written by Second Lieutenant John A. Cocke on August 24, 1861 to his father William B. Cocke from Big Springs, Virginia. Correspondence discusses the travels of Lieutenant Cocke from Lynchburg, Virginia to Big Springs, the retreat of Federal troops, and camp conditions. Includes a list of names of members in Company C of the 48th Virginia Infantry Regiment.
Cocke, John A.
Cocke, William B.
48th Virginia Invantry Regiment, Company C
Big Springs, Virginia
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