CDV OF PENNSYLVANIA SOLDIER WOUNDED AT FREDERICKSBURG

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Vignette bust view of Chaplain Philos G. Cook of the 94th New York. He wears a dark frock coat with cloth covered buttons and what looks to be a 1st Corps badge on his left breast.

Image is clear with good contrast. Mount has been trimmed at corners.

Reverse has photographer’s mark for J. H. ABBOTT of Albany, New York. With the image is a portion of a photo album page with “CHAPLIN COOK” in period ink. Also present is a Xerox copy of an identical view that is signed along with an obituary.

Philos G. Cook was born in Constable, New York in 1807. In 1836 he moved to Buffalo and opened an academic school. From 1847 to 1851 he was Chaplain of the State Prison at Auburn.

In 1862 he went to Sharpsburg, Maryland looking for his son George who had been wounded in the fight at Antietam. There he joined the 94th New York as Chaplain on November 12, 1862. He was present at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. He was mustered out at Washington, D.C. on July 18, 1865.

After the war he returned to Buffalo where he founded the Wells Street Chapel and numerous other charitable institutions.

He died in Buffalo on June 24, 1895 and was buried there in Forest Lawn Cemetery. [ad]

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