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|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.|
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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.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
Processed by: Nancy Kaiser, May 2016
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