COOK, JOHN H. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Sergeant, Company A, 119th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date:   At Pleasant Hill, La., 9 April 1864.

Entered service at:   Quincy, Ill.

Birth:   England.

Date of issue:   19 September 1890.

Citation:   During an attack by the enemy, voluntarily left the brigade quartermaster, with whom he had been detailed as a clerk, rejoined his command, and, acting as first lieutenant, led the line farther toward the charging enemy.

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)