★  McCook, Daniel Jr.

Daniel McCook Jr.

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Born: July 22, 1834

Birthplace: Carrollton, Ohio

Father: Major Daniel McCook Sr. 1798 – 1863
(Buried: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio)​

Mother: Martha Latimer 1802 – 1879
(Buried: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio)​

Wife: Julia Tebbs 1839 – 1897
(Buried: Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Herndon, Virginia)​

Education:

1858: Graduated from Alabama University in Florence, Alabama​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Leavenworth, Kansas law partner of General Sherman​

Civil War Career:

1861: Captain in 1st Kansas Infantry Regiment​
1861: Suffered from the effects of pneumonia missing Wilson’s Creek​
1862: Chief of Staff and Captain at the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee​
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 52nd Ohio Infantry Regiment​
1862: Brigade Commander at the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky​
1863: lightly engaged at Battle of Chickamuga, Georgia​
1863: Served in pursuit of retreating Confederates to Ringgold, Georgia​
1863: Marched to the relief of Burnside in Knoxville, Tennessee​
1863: Requested sick leave lower one third of lung was hepatized​
1864: Mortally Wounded at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia​
1864: Promoted to Brigadier General on July 16th after wounding​
1864: Brevetted Major General not confirmed by senate day he died​

Died: July 17, 1864

Place of Death:
Steubenville, Ohio

Cause of Death: War Wounds

Age at time of Death: 29 years old

Burial Place: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio
 
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mofederal

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Lung hepatization is a permanent condition of the lung, in which tissue comes to resemble liver tissue and can become solidified, and can no longer be pervious to air. The main cause of this lobar pneumonia. Which McCook suffered with early in the war, and may have been made worse by the effects of war on him. Either way he was a fighter until the end.
 

ErnieMac

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McCook was fatally wounded as he mounted the Confederate lines at the "Dead Angle" on what is now Cheatham Hill. Apparently McCook had few doubts about the outcome of the planned assault as he read the following passage from Thomas Macaulay's Horatius before the battle. http://fieryordeal.blogspot.com/2011/06/colonel-dan-mccook-at-kennesaw-mountain.html

Then out spake brave Horatius
The Captain of the Gate:
To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late,
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers
And the temples of his gods.
 

CheathamHill

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I had the honor of portraying him in the Civil War:The Untold Story PBS Series and the current video at the Kennesaw Battlefield visitors center. It was a wonderful experience and learning about the McCook clan has been quite the research and journey for me. Fascinating would be an understatement to describe this family.

Here is a preview to that Mini-series. And my rendition of Horatio at the Gates is towards the end. Hope I did it some service. I get chills every time I watch it still bc of how well it was edited.
CW:The Untold Story
 

Luke Freet

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I had the honor of portraying him in the Civil War:The Untold Story PBS Series and the current video at the Kennesaw Battlefield visitors center. It was a wonderful experience and learning about the McCook clan has been quite the research and journey for me. Fascinating would be an understatement to describe this family.

Here is a preview to that Mini-series. And my rendition of Horatio at the Gates is towards the end. Hope I did it some service. I get chills every time I watch it still bc of how well it was edited.
CW:The Untold Story
I remember going to Kennesaw and watching the doc. Wonderful performance.
 

CheathamHill

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I remember going to Kennesaw and watching the doc. Wonderful performance.

Thanks! Also realize that for some reason my post auto corrected to 'Horatio at The Gates' somehow (probably mistyped it in the past from my phone) But it is Macaulay's 'Horatius at the Bridge'. Just wanted to correct that.
Probably because I texted something about Rev War Horatio Gates at some point 😆
 
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