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Philip Cooke, diary

July 8, 1864

“When we marched through Frederick City and the citizens found out that we were out of rations, they promised to give us supper of which most of the men stood in need, as we had nothing to eat throughout the day. As soon as we stirred up the rebels and found that they were so close to town, it knocked the supper business out.”


Name: Philip Cooke

Unit: 151st Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry, Co. F&C

Document Information

Type: Diary


  • Soldier/Civilian Interaction

Event Location: Frederick City, Frederick Co., MD

Document Origin: Frederick City, Frederick, Co., MD


This diary entry, by Philip Cooke, is part of a memoir that was contributed by the 151st Regiment, New York State Volunteer Infantry's surviving members and was compiled by Helena Adelaide Howell


Cooke, Philip. "Battle of Cold Harbour.” Chronicles of the One Hundred Fifty-first Regiment New York State Volunteer Infantry, 1862-1865. Compiled by Helena Adelaide Howell. Albion, NY: A.M. Eddy, 1911, 79.