Bugler John Cook
Battery B, 4th United States Field Artillery
Just then Captain Campbell unlimbered the other four guns to the left of Stewart, and I reported to him. He had just dismounted, when he was hit twice and his horse fell dead, with several bullets in its body. I started with the Captain to the rear and turned him over to one of the drivers. He ordered me to report to Lieutenant Stewart and tell him to take command of the battery. I reported and, seeing the cannoneers nearly all down, and one, with a pouch full of ammunition, lying dead, I unstrapped the pouch, started for the battery and worked as a cannoneer. We were then in the vortex of the battle. The enemy had made three desperate attempts to capture us, the last time coming
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
Location. 40° 12.25′ N, 77° 9.571′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Toll Paid in Blood (here, next to this marker); Model 1857 Light 12 Pound Gun-Howitzer (here, next to this marker); A Soldier Story (within shouting distance of this marker); Drummer Jarvis Hanks (within shouting distance of this marker); Training Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Obstacle Course The Carlisle Forge (within shouting distance of this marker); A New German Offender: (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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