Cook, Edson A.
Age: 28, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 9/18/61, m/i 11/19/61, CPL, Co. H, 1st VT CAV, wdd, date?, location?, m/o 3/8/62, enl, Rutland, VT, 8/6/62, m/i, Sgt, Co. H, 37th MA INF, dis/dsb 3/21/64, Boston, MA
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Birth: 04/08/1831, Plainfield, MA
Burial: Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery, Sandusky, OH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 199200136
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/14/1880
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: OH
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Remarks: Pension lists 37th MA INF, Co. H as well
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Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery, Sandusky, OH
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Sandusky Star Journal (OH)
12 Aug 1919
Edson Cook, Aged Veteran, is Dead - Only Man in Home Who Lost Arm in Battle
Edson A. Cook, 88, one of the oldest men in the home, and the only man in the camp who had lost an arm in battle, died in the hospital at 4 p.m. Monday. He was admitted from Newton Falls, Trumbull Co., on December 5, 1918, and had twenty-three months service in the Civil war, in Co. H, First Vermont cavalry, and Co. H, Thirty-Seventh Mass. Inf. He drew a pension of $50 a month. His nearest relative is a second cousin, Benjamin F. Allen of Boston, Mass.
It is considered odd that among the hundreds of veterans in the Home, Cook was the only one who had lost an arm. There is one veteran here who lost a leg in the battle of Gettysburg.
Contributed by Erik Hinckley.