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James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 3 1 Browse Search
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t on account of the constant movements and change of position of the army no reports were made by regimental commanders. At the close of the campaign in September, there were few of them surviving to record the action of their commands. Col. Edmund Cook, Thirty-second, fell at Powder Springs. Major-General Stevenson said of him and Colonel Walker that they were models of the Southern soldier and gentleman. Colonel Cook was commanding Brown's brigade when he fell mortally wounded. His regiColonel Cook was commanding Brown's brigade when he fell mortally wounded. His regiment and brigade were exposed for the want of adequate support on the left and sustained heavy losses; but he held his command in place, and by his coolness and noble bearing concentrated upon himself the attention of his entire command. He was a gifted man, endowed with a genius for war as well as for the pursuits of civil life. A great career in either was within his reach. On assuming command, General Hood reported his strength at 48,750 of all arms, including 10,000 cavalry and 1,500 Ge