: Brigadier General Daniel McCook, Jr., who appears in this 3.7 by 6.25-inch (9.38 by 15.88 cm) carte de visite, was a member of the Fighting McCooks, an Ohio family that sent fifteen men to serve in the Civil War. Daniel Jr. (1834-1864) was the son of Daniel and Martha Latimer McCook of Carrollton. Prior to the Civil War, McCook was a lawyer, practicing in partnership with William T. Sherman and Thomas Ewing. McCook served in the 52nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.). He died of wounds received at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia in 1864. Daniel McCook, Sr. and his eight sons, together with his brother John McCook and his five sons fought 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. Cartes-de-visite, photographic portraits on cardboard, were popular in the late nineteenth century. Some were used as calling cards, others were sold and traded as collectibles. View on Ohio Memory.
: Om1289_793671_005 Subjects
: Military Ohio; Civil War; 52nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.); McCook family; Military officers; Portrait photography Places
: Carrollton (Ohio); Carroll County (Ohio)