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4th Arkansas Infantry (CSA)
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Name: Willaim Andrew CookRank: Private Company: K

William A. Cook was born in 1840 in Monroe County Al, and moved with his family to Calhoun County, Arkansas. He was living there when the war started. He enlisted on February 26, 1862 at Camp Boston Mountain, ARK by Capt W.J. Ferguson. The Regt participated in the battles of Elkhorn Tavern (Pea Ridge),the Kentucky Campaign, Stones River,Chickamauga, the Atlanta Campaign, Hood's Tennessee Campaign, and surrendered at Bentonsville, NC with Gen Joseph Johnston. William Cook's records show he was detailed to an artillery battery possibly the 1st Ark Battery, but the identity of the unit is in question. He stated that he was wounded at Chickamauga. After the war he married Martha and moved to San Angelo, Tx in 1897. He later was a resident of the TX State Confederate Soldiers Home in Austin. He was one of the last residents there, dying in 1941. He nad his wife Martha are buried in the Confederate soldiers section of the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.

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