Brigadier General John Rogers Cooke, C. S. A.
BG Cooke was the son of Union Major General Philip St. George Cooke, a brother-in-law of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart, and a cousin of Confederate Captain and author, John Esten Cooke. In 1861, he resigned his commission as an infantry lieutenant in the U. S. Army to serve the Confederacy. A Richmond merchant after the war, he helped to found the Confederate Soldiers Home. When he and his brother-in-law, J.E.B. Stuart, went with their native Virginia and joined the Confederate Army, his father said of them "Those mad boys. If only I had been there!"
Davis, Burke. Jeb Stuart; The Last Cavalier. New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc. 1957. Photograph Caption following p. 210.