Anson George McCook photograph   Save
McCook Family Photograph Collection
Description: Major Anson George McCook is pictured in this 4.5 by 6.25-inch (11.36 by 15.88 cm) photograph. Anson was the son of John and Catherine Julia Sheldon McCook and a member of the Fighting McCooks, an Ohio family that sent fifteen men to serve in the Civil War. Before the Civil War, he studied law in the firm of his cousin George Wythe McCook and Edwin Stanton. Anson McCook served in the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.) and the 194th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.). Following the war, he enjoyed a successful career in government, serving as assessor of internal revenue and U.S. senator from New York. 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.
Image ID: Om1289_793661_004
Subjects: Military Ohio; Civil War; McCook family; 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.); 194th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.); Military officers
Places: Steubenville (Ohio); Jefferson County (Ohio)