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Cooke, Henry W.


Age: 25, credited to Castleton, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 11/4/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. H, 1st VT CAV, reen 12/26/63, pr CPL, pow, Piping Tree, 3/2/64, Andersonville, prld 4/28/65, m/o 5/23/65

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Birth: abt 1836, Castleton, VT
Death: 02/11/1901

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, VT
Marker/Plot: Section 4
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/28/1877
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: Died at Bennington Soldiers Home; Hydeville, his place of birth, is a village in Castleton, VT.


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Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, VT

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Death Number 124,

Henry Cook Succumbs at the Soldiers’ Home in Bennington

Bennington, Feb. 12 - Henry Cook, an inmate of the Soldiers' Home, died in the hospital there yesterday of pneumonia. He was on the streets Friday, was taken ill Saturday, but his condition was not considered serious until a short time before his death. He was a member of Company H, First Vermont cavalry during the Civil War, was taken prisoner at Brandy Station, Va., together with the captain and 13 men from his company. He was prisoner at Andersonville for 19 months.

The deceased was a charter member of Castleton Post, G.A.R., and only last week paid his yearly dues. He was admitted to the home from Castleton in 1890. He had never enjoyed good health since leaving Andersonville. His is death 124 at the home. The body will be taken to Castleton for burial and the funeral will be under the auspices of Castleton Post.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, February 12, 1901
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.