Isaac Cockrell
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States,1861-5)
Date of Birth: 1835
Date of Death: 1914
Occupation: Farmer, soldier
Parents: Elisha Cockrell, Sarah Vick
Spouse: Jacky Ward (d. 1887)
Malinda Batchelor
Children: Five
Military Branch: Confederate States Army
Turtledove Appearances:
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Confederate States
Occupation: Politician
Political Party: Patriot Party
Military Branch: 47th North Carolina (Second American Revolution)
Political Office(s): Mayor of Nashville, North Carolina
Isaac Vick Cockrell (February 21, 1835 – July 13, 1914) was a farmer from Nash County, North Carolina. On April 11, 1862, he enlisted in the 47th North Carolina regiment of the Confederate States Army. He mustered out of the regiment on May 15, 1863. Census figures indicate that he continued maintaining his farm, and retained servants. Little information appears to be recorded about him beyond his basic statistics.

Isaac Cockrell in The Guns of the SouthEdit

Isaac Cockrell was the mayor of Nashville, North Carolina. Although some years younger than Nate Caudell, he was short, fat and wheezy. He had bought his way out of the 47th North Carolina just two months before the Battle of Gettysburg. He held a rally supporting Nathan Bedford Forrest's campaign for President, telling his audience that if they elected Forrest, they and their descendants would be assured the right to keep slaves. This was a weak incentive in Nashville, however, as very few people there could afford such chattels.[1]


  1. The Guns of the South, p. 382-384.