of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
COCKLEY, DAVID L.
Rank and Organization: First Lieutenant, Company L, 10th Ohio Cavalry. Place
and Date: At Waynesboro, Ga., 4 December 1864. Born: 8 June 1843, Lexington,
Ohio. Date of Issue: 2 August 1897.
While acting as aide-de-camp to a general officer, he 3 times asked permission to join
his regiment in a proposed charge upon the enemy, and in response to the last request,
having obtained such permission, joined his regiment and fought bravely at its head
throughout the action.
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