★  Zook, Samuel K.

Samuel Kosciuszko Zook

Born: March 27, 1821
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Birthplace: Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Father: David Zook 1791 – 1864
(Buried: Montgomery Cemetery, Norristown, Pennsylvania)​

Mother: Eleanor Stephens 1802 – 1901
(Buried: Montgomery Cemetery, Norristown, Pennsylvania)​

Occupation before War:

Served in the Pennsylvania State Militia rising to Adjutant​
Telegraph Operator and worked on Telegraph crews​
Superintendent of Washington and New York Telegraph, Co.​
Served in New York State Militia rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel​

Civil War Service:

1861: Military Governor of Annapolis, Maryland​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 57th New York Infantry Regiment
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1862: Served in the Seven Days Campaign in Virginia​
1862: Personally, Scouted during the Battle of Gaines Mill, Virginia​
1862: Military Governor of Falmouth, Virginia​
1862 – 1863: Brigadier General, Union Army Volunteers Infantry​
1862 – 1863: Suffered from the effects of Rheumatism​
1862: Stunned during the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Served in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Suffered from the effects of Rheumatism in Washington, D.C.​
1863: Mortally Wounded in Shoulder, Chest, and Abdomen Battle of Gettysburg​
1863: Brevetted Major General for Gallantry at Battle of Gettysburg​

Died: July 3, 1863

Place of Death: Field Hospital on Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Cause of Death: Wounds received at Gettysburg

Age at time of Death: 42 years old

Burial Place: Montgomery Cemetery, Norristown, Pennsylvania
 
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Happy Birthday, General...died heroically attempting to reorganize and fix Sickle's mess.


Quote from General Zook on what he saw at Fredericksburg

source (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_K._Zook)
"I walked over the field, close under the enemy's picket line, last night about 3 o'clock. The ground was strewn thickly with corpses of the hero's who perished there on Saturday. I never realized before what war was. I never before felt so horribly since I was born. To see men dashed to pieces by shot & torn into shreds by shells during the heat and crash of battle is bad enough God knows, but to walk alone amongst slaughtered brave in the "still small hours" of the night would make the bravest man living "blue". God grant I may never have to repeat my last night's experience."

— Samuel K. Zook, letter to E. I. Wade, December 16, 1862[7]
 

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Samuel Kosciuszko Zook

Born: March 27, 1821View attachment 351317

Birthplace: Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Father: David Zook 1791 – 1864
(Buried: Montgomery Cemetery, Norristown, Pennsylvania)​

Mother: Eleanor Stephens 1802 – 1901
(Buried: Montgomery Cemetery, Norristown, Pennsylvania)​

Occupation before War:

Served in the Pennsylvania State Militia rising to Adjutant​
Telegraph Operator and worked on Telegraph crews​
Superintendent of Washington and New York Telegraph, Co.​
Served in New York State Militia rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel​

Civil War Service:

1861: Military Governor of Annapolis, Maryland​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 57th New York Infantry RegimentView attachment 351318
1862: Served in the Seven Days Campaign in Virginia​
1862: Personally, Scouted during the Battle of Gaines Mill, Virginia​
1862: Military Governor of Falmouth, Virginia​
1862 – 1863: Brigadier General, Union Army Volunteers Infantry​
1862 – 1863: Suffered from the effects of Rheumatism​
1862: Stunned during the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Served in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Suffered from the effects of Rheumatism in Washington, D.C.​
1863: Mortally Wounded in Shoulder, Chest, and Abdomen Battle of Gettysburg​
1863: Brevetted Major General for Gallantry at Battle of Gettysburg​

Died: July 3, 1863

Place of Death: Field Hospital on Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Cause of Death: Wounds received at Gettysburg

Age at time of Death: 42 years old

Burial Place: Montgomery Cemetery, Norristown, Pennsylvania

An excellent brigade commander who was cut down too soon.

Ryan
 
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