★ ★  Crook, George

George Crook

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Born: September 8, 1828

Birthplace: Taylorsville, Ohio

Father: Thomas Crook 1788 – 1875
(Buried: Bethel Cemetery, Phoneton, Ohio)​

Mother: Elizabeth Matthews 1787 – 1844
(Buried: Bethel Cemetery, Phoneton, Ohio)​

Wife: Mary Tapscott Dailey 1842 – 1895
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​

Education:

1852: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (38th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1852 – 1853: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment​
1852: Garrison Duty at Fort Columbus, New York​
1852: Frontier Duty at Benicia California​
1853: Frontier Duty at Fort Humboldt, California​
1853 – 1856: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment​
1853 – 1855: Frontier Duty at Fort Jones, California​
1855: Escort for Topographical Party​
1855 – 1856: Frontier Duty at Fort Jones, California​
1856: Served in the Rogue River Expedition​
1856 – 1857: Frontier Duty at Fort Jones, California​
1856 – 1861: 1st Lt. United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment​
1857: Commander of Pitt River Expedition​
1857: Wounded in the Pitt River Expedition​
1857 – 1858: Frontier Duty at Fort Ter – Waw, California​
1858: Served in the march to Vancouver, Washington​
1858: Served in the Yakima Expedition​
1858 – 1861: Frontier Duty at Fort Ter – Waw, California​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1866: Captain, United States Army 4th Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 36th Ohio Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Served in Western Virginia​
1861 – 1862: Served at Summerville​
1862: Commander of 3rd Provisional Army Brigade at Lewisburg​
1862: Wounded at the fighting at Lewisburg​
1862: Brevetted Major for Gallantry at Battle of Lewisburg​
1862: Served in the Northern Virginia Campaign​
1862 – 1864: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1862: Served in the Battle of South Mountain, and Antietam​
1862: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of Antietam​
1862 – 1863: Served in the Union Army Operations in West Virginia​
1863: Independent Division Commander at Carthage, Tennessee​
1863: Commander of 2nd Cavalry Division Command at Tullahoma​
1863: Served in the Battle of Chickamuga, Georgia​
1863: Served in Pursuit of Confederate General Joseph Wheeler​
1863: Successful Union Commander at Battle of Farmington, Tennessee​
1863: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of Farmington, Tennessee​
1863: Served against Guerrillas from Shelbyville, Tennessee, to Rome, Georgia​
1864: Union Army Commander, Kanawha District​
1864: Served in the raid on the Tennessee, and Virginia Railroad​
1864: Successful Union Commander at Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain​
1864: Served in the Action at New River Bridge​
1864: Union Army Commander of Lynchburg, Virginia Raid​
1864: Served in the Battle of Lynchburg, Virginia​
1864: Commander of Union Army troops, Department of West Virginia​
1864: Brevetted Major General for his service in West Virginia​
1864: Union Army Commander 2nd Battle of Kernstown, Virginia​
1864 – 1865: Union Army Commander, Department of West Virginia​
1864 – 1866: Major General of Union Army Volunteers​
1864: Served in the Battle of Cedar Creek​
1865: Captured at Cumberland Maryland on February 21st
1865: Cavalry Commander, Army of the Potomac
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1865: Brevetted Brig. General, U.S. Army, for service in West Virginia​
1865: Brevetted Major General, U.S. Army, for role at Fisher’s Hill​
1865: Served in the Battle of Dinwiddie Court House, Virginia​
1865: Served in the Battle of Sailor’s Creek, Virginia​
1865: Served in the Capitulation of Appomattox Court House, Virginia​
1865 – 1866: Union Army Commander of Wilmington, North Carolina​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on January 15th

Occupation after War:

1861 – 1866: Captain, United States Army 4th Infantry Regiment​
1866: Major, United States Army, 3rd Infantry Regiment​
1866 – 1873: Lt. Colonel, United States Army, 23rd Infantry Regiment​
1866 – 1867: U.S. Army, Commander of District of Boise, Idaho​
1866 – 1867: Served in Expedition against the Snake Indians​
1867: U.S. Army Commander of District of Owyhee, Idaho​
1867: Served against the Piutes, and Pitt Indians, at Infernal caverns​
1868: U.S. Army Commander, District of the Lakes​
1868 – 1870: U.S. Army Commander, Department of Columbia​
1870 – 1871: Member of U.S. Army, Retiring Board at San Francisco​
1871 – 1875: U.S. Army Commander, Department of Arizona​
1873 – 1888: Brigadier General in United States Army​
1875 – 1882: U.S. Army Commander, Department of the Platte​
1876 – 1877: Served in the field on the Big Horn Expedition​
1882 – 1886: U.S. Army Commander, Department of Arizona​
1888 – 1890: Major General in United States Army​
1888 – 1890: U.S. Army Commander, Division of the Missouri​
1888 – 1890: Member of U.S. Army, Military Prison Board​

Died: March 21, 1890

Place of Death: Chicago, Illinois

Cause of Death: Gastric catarrh and heart failure

Age at time of Death: 61 years old

Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
 
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Hia capture at Cumberland, Maryland was by Confederate partisan leader Jesse McNeill, who routed Crook from his sleep for a long ride to Libby Prison. The owner of the hotel he was staying at during his capture belonged to his future father-in-law and one of his captors was a future brother-in-law.
 

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Happy Birthday (September 8th) week to Major General George Crook! Salutes remembering General Crook on his birthday week.
 
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He is said to have developed a lifelong friendship with Col. Rutherford B. Hayes in 1862.Hayes named one of his sons George Crook Hayes.
 
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