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Maj. Gen. Alexander McD. McCook




Born: April 22, 1831

Columbiana County, Ohio



Died: June 12, 1903

Dayton, Ohio





West Point: June 1852

Colonel: April 1861

Brig. Gen: September 3, 1861

Maj. Gen: July 17, 1862

Maj. Gen. Alexander McD. McCook

Courtesy of Library of Congress

June 1852: West Point Graduate - 30th in class of 43

1853-1857: New Mexico serving against the Apaches and Utes

1858-1861: West Point Assistant Instructor of Infantry Tactics

April 1861: Colonel, 1st Ohio Infantry

July 21, 1861: Battle of 1st Manassas

February 25, 1862: Captured Nashville, Tennessee under Gen. Buell -- Promoted to Brevet Colonel in Regular Army

April 7, 1862: Battle of Shiloh

July 17, 1862: Promoted to Major General of Volunteers

October 3-4, 1862: Battle of Corinth

October 8, 1862: Battle of Perryville


December 31, 1862 - January 2, 1863: Battle of Stone's River

September 19-20, 1863: Battle of Chickamauga - Relieved from command after the battle

October 1865: Resigned from Volunteer Services

March 1867: Commissioned Lt. Colonel of 26th Infantry

1867-1874: Garrison duty in Texas

1875-1880: Aide-de-camp to General-in-Chief of the US Army, Gen. William T. Sherman

1886-1890: Commander, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and the Infantry and Cavalry schools

1890: Brigadier General

1894: Major General

1895: Retired from US Army 

Boatner, Mark M. III. The Civil War Dictionary. New York: David McKay, 1967. p 526-527

Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Blue Lives of the Union Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State, 1964. p 294-295

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