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Brevet Major General Philip St. George Cooke, U. S. A.

 Philip St. George Cooke

MG Cooke graduated from West Point in 1827 and served in the United States Army until he retired in 1873. He was the father of Confederate Brigadier General John Rogers Cooke, the father-in-law of Confederate cavalry commander, J.E.B. Stuart, and an uncle of author John Esten Cooke, who served in the Confederate Army throughout the war. Stuart wrote of him, "He will regret it {his decision to remain with the Union} but once, and that will be continuously."

Davis, Burke. Jeb Stuart; The Last Cavalier. New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc. 1957. Photograph Caption following p. 210.

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