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Fighting McCooks Painting
Description: Charles T. Webber created this oil painting, which measures 56.30 by 80.31 inches (143 by 204 cm), in 1871. It depicts 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 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. Charles T. Webber was a native of New York state. He lived in Cincinnati from 1860 until his death in 1911. Webber created hundreds of works, including portraits, landscapes, genre subjects, and historical scenes. He belonged to many Cincinnati arts organizations and was considered the "dean" of the Cincinnati art community in the nineteenth century. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1289_793721_010
Subjects: Military Ohio; Civil War; Horses; McCook family
Places: Carrollton (Ohio); Carroll County (Ohio); Steubenville (Ohio); Jefferson County (Ohio)