Collection Number: 05671-z

Collection Title: Cook Family Papers, 1864-1866, 1919

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Size 11 items
Abstract The Cook Family Papers chiefly consist of Civil War military records and letters of C. J. Cook, David Haze Cook, and Carolina Cook. Military records concern medical furloughs. Letters from family and friends at home in Mt. Gilead, N.C., discuss health, farming and social activities, religion, cavalry horses, the locations of other family and friends serving in the Confederate Army, and rumors of a Negro uprising.
Creator Cook family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Cook Family Papers #05671-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Digital copies of items in this collection are available online at the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Alice and David Wilder of Mt. Gilead, N.C., in January 2016 (Acc. 102499). This collection was transferred from the Stanly County Museum.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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David Haze Cook served in Company K, 5th North Carolina Cavalry (Barringer's Brigade). His sister, Carolina Cook, wrote from the family home and farm in Mt. Gilead, N.C. Their father, C. J. Cook, was a private in Company C, Mallet's Battalion, North Carolina Camp Guards, at Camp Holmes near Raleigh, N.C.

Both David Haze Cook and John Henry Montgomery were past master's of Blackmer Lodge No. 127 in Mt. Gilead, N.C.

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The Cook Family Papers chiefly consist of Civil War military records and letters of C. J. Cook, his son David Haze Cook, and his daughter Carolina Cook. The military records concern medical furloughs for C. J. Cook, who was a private in Company C, Mallet's Battalion, North Carolina Camp Guards, at Camp Holmes near Raleigh, N.C. Letters from family and friends at home in Mt. Gilead, N.C., to David Haze Cook, who was serving in Company K, 5th North Carolina Cavalry (Barringer's Brigade), near Richmond, Va., describe health, farming and social activities, mumps treatment, religion, cavalry horses, and the locations of friends and relations also serving in the Confederate Army. Carolina Cook's letter of 17 December 1864 reports rumors of "Negros arising," having killed a few people already and plotting "to kill all the white men and old women and have the young women for their wives...." Also included are an order for payment to Calvin Cook by Dr. John Henry Montgomery and a 1919 obituary for David Haze Cook.

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Processed by: Nancy Kaiser, May 2016

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, May 2016

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