: Charles T. Webber created this oil painting in 1871. It depicts ten members of the Fighting McCooks, an Ohio family that sent fifteen men to serve in the Civil War. Daniel McCook, Sr. and his eight sons, together with his brother John McCook and his five sons, all fought for the Union in the Civil War. Daniel (1798-1863) and John (1806-1865) were born in Pennsylvania, and moved to Lisbon in Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1826. Daniel subsequently moved to Carrollton, where he served as Carroll County's first clerk of the court of common pleas. John settled in Steubenville, where he practiced medicine. When President Lincoln made the first call for volunteers, 63-year-old Daniel Sr. answered and his sons and relatives followed. Daniel Sr., Daniel Jr., Robert Latimer, and Charles Morris McCook were killed in the war. Charles T. Webber was a native of New York state. He lived in Cincinnati from 1860 until his death in 1911, and created hundreds of works, including portraits, landscapes, genre subjects, and historical scenes. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL04237 Subjects
: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Ohio History--Military Ohio; Families Places
: Carrollton (Ohio); Columbiana County (Ohio); Steubenville (Ohio); Jefferson County (Ohio)