: George Wythe McCook (1821-1877) is pictured in this 4.5 by 6.25-inch (11.36 by 15.88 cm) cabinet card. George was the son of Daniel and Martha Latimer McCook and a member of the Fighting McCooks, an Ohio family that sent fifteen men to serve in the Civil War. He was a graduate of Ohio University and became the law partner of Edwin Stanton, who later served as secretary of war, in Steubenville. McCook served in both the Mexican War and the Civil War, although in the later war his poor health prevented him from much active duty. He also served as attorney general of Ohio. 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. View on Ohio Memory.
: Om1289_793691_007 Subjects
: Military Ohio; Ohio Government; Mexican War; Civil War; McCook family Places
: Carrollton (Ohio); Carroll County (Ohio); Steubenville (Ohio); Jefferson County (Ohio)