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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army 16 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 8 0 Browse Search
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J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 13: results of the work and proofs of its genuineness (search)
tation or a moment's deliberation; one of the three was William Cocke. Any one who knew him would have counted on him at sucho would not say, Let me be thus remembered? When Lieutenant Cocke passed from under the bare branches of his ancestral with other joyous summer guests, the hospitalities of Lieutenant Cocke's beautiful home—stood upon the pavement's edge, and y-eight years. On the fatal morning of July 3, 1863, William Cocke stood facing the enemy's guns before Gettysburg, ready a wail of agony through the entire land. Never, writes Captain Cocke, do I remember to have seen William more calm, quiet or we can know is, that when the deadly onset was made, Lieutenant Cocke rushed upon the batteries: clouds of smoke veiled theattle ceased, and the broken bands fell back exhausted, William Cocke was not among them. No one had seen him fall, none coul he had heard the Voice which said, Come up hither. Captain Cocke was slightly wounded by a ball passing between his ear