The Fighting McCooks

Ossad, Steven L.
October 2005
Military History;Oct2005, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p22
This article highlights the involvement of several McCook family members during the American Civil War. Charles Morris McCook enlisted as a private in the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. His father Daniel was part of the Ohio Home Guard who died at a skirmish with Rebel raiders at Buffington Island. His third-born son John James served as a midshipman aboard the frigate USS Delaware. The McCook family produced two major generals, five brigadier generals, one colonel, on navy commander, two majors, two lieutenants, a volunteer surgeon and one heroic private .


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