Cook, John Bray
Age: 25, credited to Greensboro, VT
Unit(s): 14th IA INF, 7th IA CAV
Service: Co. A 14th IA INF; Co. K, 7th IA CAV
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Birth: 07/03/1836, Greensboro, VT
Burial: Lincoln Cemetery, Greensboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 38981359
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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John B. Cook
Cook, John Bray, of Greensboro, son of Charles, Jr., and Caroline (Huntington) Cook, was born at Greensboro, July 3, 1836.
Mr. Cook's grandfather removed to Greensboro in 1801, settling on the farm on which he now resides. His educational training was received at the Greensboro public schools and in two terms each at the academies of St. Johnsbury and Barre. Till the age of twenty-two he remained and labored upon the farm, and removed to Iowa in the spring of 1861.
In October of that year, he enlisted for three years in Company A., 14th Ia. Infantry, and expected to be sent immediately to the front, but the trouble with the Sioux Indians occurring at this time, the regiment was ordered to Fort Randall in South Dakota. Here Mr. Cook remained for two years, sharing in many of the exciting events of the campaign under General Sully. After the Minnesota massacre, he was detailed with a party of twenty-five to pursue the Sioux Indians, and after a successful skirmish captured six, who were carried to the fort, but who subsequently escaped. By the command of General Sully, Mr. Cook was assigned to the quartermaster's department, in which he remained until the expiration of his term of service. His company built the first building at Fort Sully. And as wagon master, under a strong Indian guard, he drew the logs for the first warehouse erected at Fort Rice.
He has been elected to several town offices, and appointed justice of the peace. In his political faith he is a Republican.
Mr. Cook is affiliated with Caledonia Grange, No. 9, of Hardwick, is a member of the Congregational church, and a teacher in the Sabbath school.
Mr. Cook married, Nov. 14, 1865, Katharine, daughter of Capt. Charles and Hannah (Lewis) Kallamyer. Captain Kallamyer left the service of the German Emperor for political reasons, and afterwards entered the regular army of the United States.
Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, p. 70.