Daniel McCook, Sr. with Rifle portrait   Save
Daniel McCook, Sr. with Rifle portrait
Description: This 3.6 by 6.25-inch (9.24 by 15.88 cm) photograph shows Daniel McCook, Sr., the patriarch of the "tribe of Dan" of the Fighting McCooks, an Ohio family that sent fifteen men to serve in the Civil War. He and his eight sons, together with his brother John McCook and his five sons fought for the Union. Daniel, who was 63 years old when he volunteered, was stationed in Cincinnati when Southern General John H. Morgan made his raid into Ohio. He was fatally wounded attempting to prevent Morgan from re-crossing the Ohio River at Buffington Island. 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. Daniel's sons Daniel Jr., Robert Latimer, and Charles Morris McCook were also killed in the war. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1289_793681_006
Subjects: Military Ohio; Civil War; McCook family; Morgan's Ohio Raid, 1863; Battle of Buffington Island; Portrait photography
Places: Carrollton (Ohio); Carroll County (Ohio); Lisbon (Ohio); Columbiana County (Ohio); Buffington Island (Ohio); Meigs County (Ohio)