John Cook Hester

Mustered into service as a Private January 13th, 1862

Born 1839

Died 24 January 1897

Buried Reitenour Cemetery, Randolph County Indiana


Private Hester lost his arm at the Battle of South Mountain on September 14th, 1862 and was discharged because of disability.


He filed for a pension in February of 1863.


Left to right: Esta May, John Cook, John W. Elia May

Photo courtesy of Roberta ( Brigitt ) Caito

Great Great Granddaughter of John C. Hester