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Cook Marshall

Obituary of Judge Henry H. Cook, Franklin Tennessee.

In the death of Judge Henry H. Cook, of Franklin, Tenn., the State has lost one of its most prominent, able, and worthy citizens, and the association of Confederate soldiers one of its bravest and most loyal members.

Henry Cook enlisted in Company D, Maury's 1st Tennessee, in May, 1861. After the winter campaign in northwest Virginia, he was discharged on account of ill health. He recovered sufficiently to go to Fort Donelson to enlist again. He made his escape after the surrender and was in the battle of Shiloh. Upon the reorganization of the army the 44th and 55th Tennessee Regiments were consolidated, and he was made a lieutenant. He was with the regiment at Perryville, and at Murfreesboro he was badly wounded in the shoulder and also in the head, a large piece or the skull being carried away by the shot. He recovered sufficiently to be with his regiment at Chickamauga, Dandridge, Knoxville, Petersburg, Fort Walthall, and Drury's Bluff. At Petersburg Captain Cook was given two field guns to combat a gunboat ascending the river, and he pushed the guns to the brink of the river and captured the gunboat by firing at close range. He was captured at Drury's Bluff and was one of the six hundred officers put under the fire of Confederate guns in Charleston Harbor.

He returned home in June, 1865, and began the study of law. In 1870 he was elected county judge and served as such for sixteen years. In 1896 he was elected chancellor for Davidson and Williamson COunties, serving as such for six years.

In 1882 Judge Cook married Miss Fannie Marshall, a daughter of John Marshall, a distinguished lawyer of Franklin. Judge Cook was a member of the Christian Church, a life member of Hiram Lodge No. 7, F. & A. M., and a member of De Molay Commandery.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, February, 1922.

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