Civil War Era Notebook Handwritten in 1883 by M. Cook of Friendship, Maine detailing the distinguished company he served with. Company, B, First Maine Cavalry. Cook was an American Captain during the Civil War.He is the author of. A Sailor's Visit to the Island Empire.
He served during the Civil War with Company B First Maine Cavalry and reenlisted as a veteran to continue the fight. The following is from the Rockland Tribune and explains itself: CAPTAIN M. Friendship, for the first time in the history of the county, presents a candidate for one of the county commissioners.
It is certainly proper that the southwestern section of our county should be represented on the board. It is a fortunate thing for Friendship that the man whose name she presents is one well known, and whose career during the war and since has been every thing one could commend.
He served for four years and during all the war, having re-enlisted as a veteran and won a reputation for bravery in his company, B, First Maine Cavalry, that was second to none in a regiment well known in the State and nation. He led the first squad of men, twenty-six in number, that arrived in Augusta to form the regiment. He was wounded and had his horse shot under him in a most daring charge at Louisa Court House, May 2d, 1863. At Trevillian Station, June 11th, 1864, he was knocked down and his horse killed by the explosion of a shell. During the campaign of Lee's surrender he rendered most distinguished and gallant services.
Since the war he has shown eminent qualities of a good business man and mariner, and for years commanded the best ships of Chapman & Flint's fleets employed in the China and Japan trade. In addition to all these successes on land and sea, he has won a good name as an author. Alden, publisher, of New York, brought out his work in a neatly bound volume of some one hundred and forty-six pages, entitled, Japan; a Sailor's visit to the Island Empire.This has run through two editions, and has had a sale of eighteen hundred copies. «It has received many tributes of praise, and is a well written and most interesting book. It is seldom that Knox County has had presented for its suffrages a man who has won a better name or possesses more excellent traits of character. Melville Cook is as modest as he was brave, and his success in the various occupations he has pursued is due to his excellent judgment and his ability to do well and thoroughly whatever he attempts to perform. It is pleasant to record the fact that Comrade Cook received the nomination, and his comrades, one and all, will, rejoice to see him elected to the position. HANDWRITTEN JOURNAL BY CAPTAIN MELVILLE B. COOK WHICH INCLUDES AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF ENLISTMENT. CONDITION: This 19th Century notebook is in good condition. The covers and corners of this 19th Century notebook are heavily worn.
The opening page reads: A sketch of each member of Company "B" First Maine Cavalry. Written in 1883 from notes collected by M. From the commencement of the book to page 50 No. 70 are comprised all the members of "B" Company who were mustered out August 1, 1865 near Petersburg Va.
Also all who were discharged about that time from hospital or from detached service. 71 to page 101 No.197 are comprised all the members of Company B who were transfered or discharged from the organization of the company before the final muster out of the company and regiment. From page 103 to page 126 are the names of all members of Company B who were killed in action, died of wounds, of disease in rebel prisons, in hospitals, or at home while members of the company and also all who have since the war closed died when the writer has information concerning. The book continues, the entire 200+ page book contains original newspaper clippings regarding the company and more. I can't say enough about this handwritten journal. It includes an autobiographical sketch of enlistment, plus biographical sketches and history of all the men who served in Company B, newspaper clippings, pension numbers, dates of death, detailed accounts of the war. Includes captains, sergeants, recruits, advertisements from the places these men ended up working in, handwritten letters, inquiries, pension charts and more. This item belongs in a historic Civil War collection. If you would like more information or more pictures, please let me know. Only reasonable offers will be considered.
_gsrx_vers_795 GS 7.0.7 (795). The item "Rare, Civil War Journal, 1883, by M. Cook, Company B First Maine Cavalry" is in sale since Monday, November 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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