Signed cdv of General Alexander McD. McCook. Please see his biography below.
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McCook, Alexander McD., major-general, was born in
Columbiana county, Ohio, April 22, 1831. He was graduated at
the United States military academy in 1852, served for a time
on garrison duty, was then engaged against the Apaches in New
Mexico until 1857, and was subsequently assistant instructor
in infantry tactics at West Point, becoming 1st lieutenant in
At the beginning of the Civil war he was commissioned colonel
of the 1st Ohio regiment, with which he engaged in the
defenses of Washington, May-July, 1861. He was promoted
captain in the 3d U. S. infantry, May 14, 1861; participated
in the skirmish at Vienna, Va., June 17, and at the battle of
Bull Run, where he commanded his regiment, he won the brevet
of major for gallantry. He was appointed brigadier-general of
volunteers Sept. 3, 1861, and commanded a brigade in the
operations in Kentucky, from Oct. to Dec., 1861, and the 2nd
division, Army of the Ohio, under Maj.-Gen. Buell in the
Tennessee and Mississippi campaign, Feb.-June, 1862. He was
brevetted lieutenant-colonel at the capture of Nashville,
March 3, 1862, and colonel on April 7, for services at Shiloh.
In the advance upon the siege of Corinth he commanded the
reserve of the Army of the Ohio, his division engaging,
however, at Bridge creek and at Serratt's hill, and he then
served in northern Alabama and in east Tennessee, being
commissioned major-general of volunteers July 17, 1862. He
was then placed in command of the 20th army corps, with which
he served in the campaigns of Perryville, Stone's river,
Tullahoma and Chickamauga. He was relieved of his command,
Oct. 6, 1863, shortly after the battle of Chickamauga, and
asked for a court of inquiry which found him free from all
blame. He was engaged in the defense of Washington on July 11
and 12, 1864, was assigned to duties in the middle division in
Nov., 1864 and in Feb., 1865, was placed in command of the
eastern district of Arkansas. He represented the war
department in the investigation of Indian affairs May 6, 1865.
On March 13, 1865, he was brevetted brigadier-general U. S. A.
for gallant and meritorious services at Perryville, and major-
general U. S. A., for services in the field during the war.
Gen. McCook was mustered out of the volunteer service, Oct.
21, 1865; was appointed lieutenant-colonel of the 26th
infantry, March 5, 1867; served subsequently on the staff of
Gen. W. T. Sherman, and was promoted colonel of the 6th
infantry, Dec. 16, 1880, commanding the infantry and cavalry
school at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He was appointed brigadier-
general July 11, 1890; major-general Nov. 9, 1894, and retired
by operation of law, April 22, 1895. He represented the
United States at the coronation of the czar of Russia, at
Moscow, May 24, 1896, and was a member of the commission
appointed by President McKinley to investigate the war
department during the war with Spain, Sept. 23, 1898, to Feb.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 8