Cook, Simeon E.
Age: 18, credited to Pawlet, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/12/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. C, 11th VT INF, d/dis 8/3/63 (typhoid fever)
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Birth: abt 1844, Manchester, VT
Burial: Northeast Cemetery, Pawlet, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, father Erasmus D., 07/01/1885, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
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COOK – On the 3d inst., in regimental hospital at Fort Slocum, D.C., of typhoid fever, SIMEON E. COOK, of Battery C, 1st Vt. Art., formerly of Pawlet, Vt., aged 20 years.
One year ago when his country called for aid he freely gave his services for his country's cause. – He soon won the respect of all his comrades, and has ever been a good and faithful soldier, much esteemed by officers and men. He was a young man of good principles, and fine capabilities, but death called for him, and his spirit has flown away.
Many are they that have gone before
Their lives for their country given –
Peace to their ashes evermore
Sweet rest for them in heaven.
Source: Rutland Herald, August 13, 1863
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.
From the 11th Regiment
Mortality of the 1st Vt. Artillery, from the 1st of September, 1862 to the 13th of March, 1864.
March, 18th, 1864-----
Mr. Editor:-- Below is a record of all the deaths, that have occurred since the time above stated, with the exception of a few cases of varioloid, which have not been sent to us from General Hospital as yet. I will give their names and age, with their diseases and the date of their death:--
Simeon E. Cook, C, aged 19, of typhoid fever, -- sent home Aug. 3, 1863.
The above is a true record of all that have died in our hospital, as before stated, making in all, ninety-three cases in one year and a half. Perhaps some may think this a pretty large amount of sickness and death in so short a time; but it seems that thus it is. I have been connected with the hospital department all the time, with the exception of a few weeks. We have things very convenient at present, so that the sick are, or can be, well taken care of; and I think that they do have all done for them that can be, for the place.
Yours &c., W. J. Cheney.
Source: Lamoille Newsdealer, 30 Mar 1864.
Courtesy of Deanna French