Cochrane (John M.) Papers, 1865, 1 Item

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Cite As:John J. Cochrane Document, Pearce Civil War Collection, Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas

Forms Part of: Pearce Civil War Collection

Location: 1-E17-a

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Accession Number: 1998.119

Processed by: Mary Hayes, June 2006

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Abstract: This Confederate parole is dated April 10, 1865 and granted at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. It is issued to John M. Cochrane, a member of the 37th North Carolina Infantry. Cochrane was present at Appomattox Court House in April 1865 on the occasion of Lee\'s surrender. He was paroled following the surrender, as evidenced by this document. This pass was hastily printed from a field press that very day.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

John M. Cochrane initially enlisted as a Private in the Confederate army. On October 27, 1863 he was commissioned into D Co. NC 37th Infantry. He was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness in May of 1864, and returned to active duty a month later. He was promoted twice reaching the rank of captain in October 1864. He was surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia and subsequently paroled.

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