Col. Wm. N. Pendleton
Chief of Artillery C. S.
Sir--I have the honour herewith, very
respectfully, to tender through you, the resignation of my
commission, as Captain of the Fluvanna Light Artillery,
Virginia Volunteers, attached to your corps.
By the death of my brother Philip St Geo Cocke, late
Brig. Genl C.S. Army of the Potomac, a great calamity has
fallen upon my family, and my presence now at home, is necessary
and urgent. Being named in his will one of the Executors on my
brother's estate, I have quallified[sic] to the trust, the demands of which
with other strong, and sacred obligations require, I should with-
draw from the public service, to enter on a discharge of
the new, and unforseen duties now specially demand-
ing my care.
The troops on this Line have gone into winter quarters,
and the present, seems as favourable, as any period I could
select, to send in my resignation, which, for reasons above named
(and I ask they may be forwarded,) is without conditions, most
respectfully tendered-- Your obt servt.
Cary C. Cocke Capt.
Fluvanna Light Artillery