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Born in Alabama on July 3, 1835, GUSTAVE COOK moved to Texas alone at the age of fifteen and studied law. He enlisted as a private in the 8th Texas Cavalry, "Terry's Texas Rangers," in 1861 and was promoted to colonel by July 1863. After the war he became a circuit court judge in Galveston, served in the Texas state legislature, and led an unsuccessful campaign for governor in 1890. He died in 1897 of complications from a wound suffered during his military service. Get transcript

Fall of Richmond, Va. on the Night of April 2nd 1865 (GLC 02881.01)

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