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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1822

Vol. I

(Born N. H.)

William Cook

(Ap'd N. H.)


Born May 29, 1801, Hightstown, NJ.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 7, 1818, to July 1, 1822, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1822.

Served: on Ordnance duty, at Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 12, 1822, to Sep. 13, 1823; on Topographical duty, Sep. 13, 1823, to June 21, 1830; and on

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, May 15, 1829)

Internal Improvements in New Jersey, June 21, 1830, to Jan. 31, 1832.

Resigned, Jan. 31, 1832.

Civil History. — Chief Engineer of Camden and Amboy Railroad, N. J., 1831‑65, — of Port Gibson and Grand Gulf Railroad, Mis., 1835, — and of Philadelphia and Trenton Railroad, Pa., 1836‑5. Aide-de‑Camp to the Governor of New Jersey, with the rank of Lieut.‑Colonel, 1833, — and Brig.‑General, New Jersey Militia, 1848‑65 (Bvt. Major-General, 1859‑65).​1 Member of the Board of Visitors to the Military Academy, 1840.

Died, Apr. 21, 1865, at Hoboken, N. J.: Aged 64.

Buried, Brainerd Cemetery, Cranbury, NJ.

The Author's Note:

1 On the call of the President for 75,000 Volunteers, at the beginning of the Rebellion of 1861‑66 of the Seceding States, Gen. Cook offered his services for the field, but he was perhaps more usefully employed in organizing the New Jersey quota and examining its officers, as a member of the Board created for this special purpose by an act of the Legislature of his State.

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