Portrait of Major Anson G. McCook from Steubenville, Ohio, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, August 6, 1861. He was a member of the McCook Family, known as the "Fighting McCook's" a name referring to the number of family members who served
Alexander McDowell McCook (April 22, 1831 – June 12, 1903) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. McCook was born in Columbiana County, Ohio. His family was prominent in army service—his father Daniel and seven of Alexander's brothers, plus five of his first cousins, fought in the war. They were known as "The Fighting McCooks", for whom McCook Field in Dayton, Ohio, was named.
Robert L. McCook (1827-62). Ohio Brigadier General (USA) organized the Ninth Ohio Infantry. Badly wounded at the Battle of Mills Springs in Kentucky, he was promoted to BG. He was unable to ride long distances on horseback following his return to duty. He was killed near Huntsville, Alabama by Confederate partisans. Conflicting versions of his death; Union - he was lying helpless in an ambulance Confederate - he was shot while trying to move the ambulance to a better location.
Edward M. McCook (1833-1909) Ohio Brigadier General. Brevet Major General. Successful cavalry commander, he received five brevet promotion during the course of the war. Served as Minister to the Kingdom of Hawaii, two-term governor of Colorado, and had many lucite business enterprises.