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Civil War Harper's Weekly, September 3, 1864

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HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[SEPTEMBER 3, 1864.

564

THE LATE BRIGADIER-GENERAL DANIEL McCOOK.--[PROTOGRAPHED BY HOAG & QUICK, CINCINNATI, O.]

CAPTAIN FRANCIS DE GRESS.—PHOTOGRAPHED BY E. R. GARD, CHICAGO, ILL.-[SEE PAGE 566.]

GENERAL DANIEL McCOOK.

BRIGADIER-GENERAL DANIEL McCOOK, who lately died of a wound received at Kenesaw Mountain, July 27, and whose portrait is here given, was born July 22, 1834, in Carrollton, Ohio. The following sketch is from a soldier of his brigade :

" General DANIEL McCOOK was the sixth son of the late Major DANIEL McCOOK, who was killed at the battle of Buffington Island, Ohio, on the 21st of July, 1863. He is the third son of this family who have been killed in the war for the Union : CHARLES,

aged 17, was killed at Bull Run 21st July, 1861; General ROBERT L. McCOOK, killed while sick in his ambulance August 5, 1862. At the breaking out of the war he was practicing law at Leavenworth, Kansas, a member of the firm of EWING, SHERMAN, & McCOOK. EWING is now a Brigadier-General ; and the present gallant commander of the army before Atlanta was the other member. McCOOK raised a Company, called the Shields' Guards, and joined the First Kansas Volunteers as Captain of Company H ; he remained with his regiment in southwest Missouri until his health failed

him; being satisfied he could not undergo the fatigues of long marches, he resigned, to accept that of Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General, and was assigned to his brother's division in General BUELL'S army, where he served with distinction until the evacuation of Corinth by the rebels. At this time he received a commission as Colonel of the Fifty-second Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He soon after marched with his regiment to Lexington, Kentucky.

" When General BUELL advanced from Louisville McCOOK was assigned to the command of a brigade in General GILBERT'S Corps. On going to Nash

ville brigade was assigned to General GRANGER'S Division, and formed part of the Reserve Army of the Cumberland. GRANGER'S Division joined ROSECRANS just before the battle of Chickamauga, McCOOK'S Brigade being the first to welcome the veterans of LONGSTREET with Western bullets. In this battle Colonel McCOOK greatly distinguished himself, and was recommended for promotion, which he received two days before his death."

General McCOOK wrote the article in the May number of Harper's Magazine headed " Second Division at Shiloh."

GENERAL SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN--CAPTURE OF A REBEL WAGON TRAIN BY GENERAL McCOOK, NEAR FAYETTEVILLE, GEORGIA, JULY 30, 1864.    SKETCHED BY THEODORE R. DAVIS.—[SEE PAGE 566]

Daniel McCook
Captain Francis De Gress
Sherman's March Through Fayetteville Georgia

 

 

  

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