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Looking for first name and regiment

Discussion in 'Period Civil War Photos & Examinations' started by Mike Serpa, May 12, 2018.

  1. Mike Serpa

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    Does anyone know his first name and regiment? Is he related to General Samuel K. Zook.
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    Major P.J. Zook - LOC
     
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  3. Badgercwcollector

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    This maybe a hard one them hard one's. I am sure I did the same internet searches you did . I'll try some more .
     
  4. rpkennedy

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    I found only 1 Zook with those initials and he ended the war as a private so no dice there. I then looked at the top 50 hits under the names "Zook", "Zuch", and "Zuck" and came up with zilch. A more thorough search may be called for.

    Ryan
     
  5. Mike Serpa

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    Thanks for the extra effort in searching. I like your use of alliteration: "Zook", "Zuch", and "Zuck" and came up with zilch! I didn't think to try variant spellings. Maybe Peter or Paul for a first name? The Library of Congress sometimes has errors with the identifications.
     
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    We probably came up with the same Peter Zook 62nd. Ill. I tried All the P. names Peter. Phillip .... I spent a god deal of time Friday searching for a Gen Hallibid, Hallibird ,Hallikid from a CDV from a old photo album. to no avail. Seek and ye shall find"
     
  7. Mike Serpa

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    Yep. Peter Zook. Not enough to be 100% certain.

    Are you looking for General Samuel Holabird?
     
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    I don't know if you found this "United States Congressional Serial Set " Portraits of Army Officers XX1 Page 27 Zook Major P.J. s. 1801 . Might be worth a search .
     
  9. Mike Serpa

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    I can't find it. Do you have a link?
     
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    I found in hallecks report of a Paul Zook Killed at Gettysburg Brig. General. Mistake of Samuel ??
     
  11. Mike Serpa

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    Samuel was killed at Gettysburg.
     
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    I found one Peter Zook but he was a private in an Indiana regiment, as I recall.

    For the search that I did, I just looked up the last name and scanned the records, regardless of the first name.

    Ryan
     
  13. Mike Serpa

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    Thanks. I'm wondering if there is an error at the LOC.
     
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    I did a quick scan of the ORs as well and only came across 2 Zooks. One was General Samuel K. Zook and the other was a Lieutenant Zook who served as a staff officer for General Mahlon Manson. Manson mentioned Lt. Zook in his report as serving with distinction and courage but there is no mention of his first name anywhere in the records. I don't recall if his regiment was mentioned to look him up that way either.

    Ryan
     
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    Searched Major P.J Zook Then scrolled down to " United States congressional serial set. "
     
  17. Mike Serpa

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    Thanks you very much guys for the help! Just not enough for a positive ID. I'll keep looking.
     
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    honestly: Why didn#t her shoot the photographer?
     
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    Photograph is from the Brady Collection so there has to be some more information, he is wearing staff officer straps and was not breveted a general, at the end of the war.
     
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    Additional observations:
    • He is a dandy
    • Does not look like a frockcoat, but a short jacket
    • You can see both double trouser stripes all the way to his waist
    • Has the regulation Civil War (1861) seven button front for Colonel and Major
    • Unusual button pattern
    I was thinking possibly post war Major, but no longer think so, pension request records from wife could possibly shed light.
    I was looking to see if SK Zook had a son who served.
     
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    I can't find a wife or children of him.
     

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