★  McCook, Edward M.

Edward Moody McCook

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Born: June 15, 1833

Birthplace: Steubenville, Ohio

Father: Dr. John James McCook 1806 – 1865
(Buried: Union Cemetery, Steubenville, Ohio)​

Mother: Catherine Julie Sheldon 1810 – 1865
(Buried: Union Cemetery, Steubenville, Ohio)​

1st Wife: Mary Thompson 1847 – 1874
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Colorado)​

2nd Wife: Mary McKenna 1860 – 1941
(Buried: Saint Augustine National Cemetery, Saint Augustine, Florida)​

Children:

Edward McPherson McCook 1867 – 1907​
(Buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Connecticut)​
Victoria McCook Bauskett 1887 – 1956​
(Buried: Saint Augustine National Cemetery, Saint Augustine, Florida)​
Katherine F. McCook Boyd 1888 – 1942​
(Buried: Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton, Florida)​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Kansas Territory​
1859: Joined the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush​
Member of Kansas Territorial House of Representatives​

Civil War Career:

1861: Secret Agent for United States Federal Government​
1861: 1st Lt. United States Army, Cavalry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Major of 2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment​
1862: Lt. Colonel of 2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment​
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment​
1862: Shot through his right leg at Logan’s Cross Roads, Kentucky
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1862: Cavalry Brigade Commander at Battle of Perryville​
1863: Cavalry Division Commander at Battle of Chickamuga​
1864 – 1866: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers​
1864: Raided and Severed the Macon and Western Railroad​
1864: One of his goals was to free the men held at Andersonville​
1864: Unsuccessful Union Commander at Battle of Brown’s Mill​
1864: Served with Distinction during Franklin – Nashville Campaign​
1865: Commander of First Division in Wilson’s Raid​
1865: Served in the Battle of Selma, Alabama​
1865: Assigned to reestablish federal Control of Florida​
1865: Received the surrender of Colonel George Washington Scott​
1865: Read Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in Tallahassee​
1865: Raised the United States Flag over Florida State Capitol​
1865: Brevetted Brigadier General in U.S. Army for his duty in war​
1865: Brevetted Major General for his duty in the War​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army​

Occupation after War:
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1866: Served in United States Army until resigning from U.S. Army​
1866 – 1868: United States Minister to Kingdom of Hawaii​
1869 – 1873: Governor of Colorado Territory​
1874 – 1875: Governor of Colorado Territory​
Investor of Real Estate, Mining and European Telephone Companies​

Died: September 9, 1909

Place of Death: Chicago, Illinois

Cause of Death: Chronic Nephritis

Age at time of Death:
76 years old

Burial Place: Union Cemetery, Steubenville, Ohio
 
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Polloco

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Did the 1st Cavalry or 2nd Indiana Cavalry become the 4th Cavalry? There was supposedly a designation change on August 3, 1861. Was that a name change or just a transfer?
 

Polloco

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In that last picture of the General with several other couples, what is that written across the general's chest? Colorado Artifarnial? Maybe I misspelled that last word.I lost my glasses last week.
 

Luke Freet

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Edward Moody McCook:
Born: June 15, 1833
Birthplace: Steubenville OhioView attachment 362414
Father: Dr. John James McCook 1806 – 1865
(Buried: Union Cemetery Steubenville Ohio)
Mother: Catherine Julie Sheldon 1810 – 1865
(Buried: Union Cemetery Steubenville Ohio)
1st​ Wife: Mary Thompson 1847 – 1874
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery Wheat Ridge Colorado)
2nd​ Wife: Mary McKenna 1860 – 1941
(Buried: Saint Augustine National Cemetery Saint Augustine Florida)
Children:
Edward McPherson McCook 1867 – 1907
(Buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery Hartford Connecticut)
Victoria McCook Bauskett 1887 – 1956
(Buried: Saint Augustine National Cemetery Saint Augustine Florida)
Katherine F. McCook Boyd 1888 – 1942
(Buried: Manasota Memorial Park Bradenton Florida)

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Kansas Territory
1859: Joined Pike’s Peak Gold Rush
Member of Kansas Territorial House of Representatives

Civil War Career:
1861: Secret Agent for United States Federal Government
1861: 1st​ Lt. United States Army Cavalry Regiment
1861 – 1862: Major of 2nd​ Indiana Cavalry Regiment
1862: Lt. Colonel of 2nd​ Indiana Cavalry Regiment
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 2nd​ Indiana Cavalry Regiment
1862: Shot through his right leg at Logan’s Cross Roads KentuckyView attachment 362415
1862: Cavalry Brigade Commander at Battle of Perryville
1863: Cavalry Division Commander at Battle of Chickamuga
1864 – 1866: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers
1864: Raided and Severed the Macon and Western Railroad
1864: One of his goals was to free the men held at Andersonville
1864: Unsuccessful Union Commander at Battle of Brown’s Mill
1864: Served with Distinction during Franklin – Nashville Campaign
1865: Commander of First Division in Wilson’s Raid
1865: Served in the Battle of Selma Alabama
1865: Assigned to reestablish federal Control of Florida
1865: Received the surrender of Colonel George Washington Scott
1865: Read Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in Tallahassee
1865: Raised the United States Flag over Florida State Capitol
1865: Brevetted Brigadier General in U.S. Army for his duty in war
1865: Brevetted Major General for his duty in the War
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army

Occupation after War:
1866: Served in United States Army until resigning from U.S. Army
1866 – 1868: United States Minister to Kingdom of Hawaii
1869 – 1873: Governor of Colorado Territory
1874 – 1875: Governor of Colorado Territory
Investor of Real Estate, Mining and European Telephone Companies



Died:
September 9, 1909
Place of Death: Chicago Illinois
Cause of Death: Chronic Nephritis
Age at time of Death:
76 years old
Burial Place: Union Cemetery Steubenville Ohio



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McCook's cavalry division took part in the Atlanta Campaign, where it startled Hood into calling off his maneuver at Cassville. Chastel, while he did underplay the strength of the federal force to Hood's rear, described the incident as the only significant positive contribution to the campaign by Sherman's cavalry.
 

Polloco

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I would find it interesting to learn more about this a General "Thomas" Hood that is mentioned in the news paper article . I'm almost positive the reporter probably meant General John B. Hood. Don't believe everything you read!
 
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