COCKLEY, DAVID L. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, Company L, 10th Ohio Cavalry.
Place and date:   At Waynesboro, Ga., 4 December 1864.

Entered service at:   ?. Born: 8 June 1843, Lexington, Ohio.

Date of issue:   2 August 1897.

Citation:   While acting as aide-de-camp to a general officer, he 3 times asked permission to join his regiment in a proposed charge upon the enemy, and in response to the last request, having obtained such permission, joined his regiment and fought bravely at its head throughout the action.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)