General Anson G. McCook

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.