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Near Pelican in De Soto Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sergeant John H. Cook

 
 
Sergeant John H. Cook Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, March 14, 2021
1. Sergeant John H. Cook Marker
Inscription.  (Front)
Just south of this spot on April 9, 1864 Sergeant John H. Cook Co. A 119 Illinois Infantry United States Army performed a deed of Most distinguished gallantry in action during The Battle Of Pleasant Hill for which he was awarded The Congressional Medal of Honor

(Back)
Colonel Allen Ashcraft Award Erected April 1993 by Post 300 The American Legion Donald Muench, CDR.
 
Erected 1993 by Post 300 The American Legion.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 31° 51.261′ N, 93° 31.095′ W. Marker is near Pelican, Louisiana, in De Soto Parish. Memorial is on State Highway 175, half a mile north of State Road 177, on the left when traveling north. Located in front of the American Legion Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23271 LA-175, Pelican LA 71063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Leutenant General Richard Taylor (here, next to this marker); Dog Trot House

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(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate and Union Soldier Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Road to Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Headquarters Department of the Gulf / Headquarters Trans-Mississippi Dept. (approx. ¼ mile away); Pleasant Hill Battlefield (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Pleasant Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); The Old Cistern (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  John H. Cook - Wikipedia. "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." -Medal of Honor citation (Submitted on July 27, 2021.) 
 
Sergeant John H. Cook Marker (Back) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, March 14, 2021
2. Sergeant John H. Cook Marker (Back)
Looking South along Highway 175 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, March 14, 2021
3. Looking South along Highway 175
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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