ANSON GEORGE McCOOK
(1835-1917), One of the "Fighting McCooks of Ohio" - he was a lawyer,
legislator, and editor of the "Daily Register" (Later the "New York Law
Journal"). At the start of the Civil War, on the first call for troops, he was made a
Captain in the 2nd Ohio Infantry, and served in the Battle of Bull Run. He rose through
the ranks, ultimately becoming Colonel of the 2nd Ohio Inf., serving in the Army of the
Cumberland under Buell, Rosecrans, and Thomas. He was also with General W. T. Sherman in
the Atlanta Campaign, commanding a brigade at the Battle of Peach Tree Creek near Atlanta.
He was then made Colonel of the 194th Ohio, ordered to the Valley of Virginia, commanding
a brigade. At the close of the war he was made a brevet Brigadier General of Volunteers
for gallant and meritorious services. From 1865 to 1873, he resided in Steubenville, Ohio
as U. S. Assessor of Internal Revenue, and then moved to New York City. He was elected to
Congress from New York as a Republican, holding his seat from 1877 until 1883, and serving
on the House Military Committee. General Anson McCook was the brother of Brigadier General
Edward M. McCook and first cousin of Bvt. Brigadier General Edwin S. McCook.