1907 Bible New York: The Christian Herald. Belonged to Rev. Giles Cooke, Last Surviving Member of Lee's Staff (Bible was not carried in war, and he became a pastor after the war was over.) Cooke wrote his thoughts about the Bible on 2 initial leaves and presented this copy of the Bible to his son in 1926. Cooke had studied under Stonewall Jackson at Virginia Military Institute, after which he became a teacher until secession in 1861 at which time he enlisted as an aide to Brigadier General Philip St. George Cocke. He fought at Manasses and Shiloh under Generals Bragg & Beauregard. In 1864 he became Lee's Assistant Adjutant and inspector General, and was wounded at Sayler's Creek. Cooke was present at Appomattox, where he was paroled. Following the war he taught school for several years until becoming a minister in 1871. He became the principal of the first African American school in Petersburg and later pastored African-Americans at the cost of a few friendships. He corresponded with Lee following the war and kept a picture of Lee on Traveler over his mantelpiece. "God has been so good to me," Cooke once said. "My last years are such happy ones.". Bookseller Inventory #
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