COOK, V. F. (1832 ~ 1909). Confederate veteran V.F. Cook was born in 1832 in Kentucky.
During the Civil War he served in Company F, 8th Texas Cavalry, Wharton's Brigade. The 8th Texas Cavalry was better known as Terry's Texas Rangers. Terry's Texas Rangers fought many battles including Corinth, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, and Atlanta. Terry's Texas Rangers served in the Army of Tennessee.
The 8th Texas Cavalry was surrendered at Durham Station, Orange County, North Carolina on April 26, 1865 by General Joseph E. Johnston.
Cook moved to Texas in 1849 and lived in Marlin, Falls County where he was a member of the Methodist Church. He was a widowed farmer when he was admitted to the Texas Confederate Men's Home on February 1, 1904.
He died there on May 25, 1909 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.
Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.