Jesse Madison Cook
- Born: 31 Aug 1842, Laurens Co., SC 1 2 3 4
- Marriage (1): Elvina E. Bradley on 01 Sep 1865 in AR
- Marriage (2): Georgia Frances Leavell on 11 Jan 1889 in AR
- Died: 08 Oct 1914, CA
- Buried: Abt 11 Oct 1914, Smith Mountain Cemetery, Tulare Co., CA
Jesse M. Cook's service record in the Civil War is at the National Archives. They indicate he enlisted on Oct 11 1861 as a Private with Company E of the 25th AL Infantry (Loomis Battalion). Surviving muster records then show the following:
- Apr 1862: Wounded seriously on Apr 6 1862
- Jul/Aug 1862: Absent, sick in TN
- Sep/Oct 1863: Present
- May 30 1865: Paroled
PVT CO E 25 ALA INFANTRY
CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY
The 25th Infantry Regiment was formed at Mobile, Alabama, in December, 1861, by consolidating the 1st and 6th (McClellan's) Alabama Infantry Battalions. The men were from the counties of Saint Clair, Talladega, Pickens, Shelby, Calhoun, Randolph, Coffee, and Pike.
Sent to Tennessee, the regiment was assigned to General Gladden's Brigade, but because of illness had only 305 effectives at Shiloh. It saw little action in the Kentucky Campaign under General Gardner, then was attached to General Deas', G.D. Johnston's, and Brantley's Brigade, Army of Tennessee.
The 25th participated in the difficult campaigns of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, fought with Hood in Tennessee, and was engaged at Kinston and Bentonville. It reported 90 casualties at Shiloh and 117 at Murfreesboro. This unit lost thirty-three percent of the 330 at Chickamauga, and in December, 1863, totalled 304 men and 174 arms. Forty-one percent of 273 were disabled in the Battle of Atlanta, and thirteen percent of 173 at Ezra Church. It surrendered with 70 officers and men.
Colonels John Q. Loomis and George D. Johnston, Lieutenant Colonel William B. McClellan, and Major Daniel E. Huger were its field officers.
Jesse married Elvina E. Bradley on 01 Sep 1865 in AR. (Elvina E. Bradley was born in 1847 in AL 5 and died on 17 Jun 1888 in AR.)
Jesse next married Georgia Frances Leavell on 11 Jan 1889 in AR. (Georgia Frances Leavell was born on 10 Oct 1858 in GA and died on 07 Oct 1898 in AR.)