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Alexander McD. McCook

Date of Birth:      April 22, 1831
Hometown:         Columbiana County, OH
Education:           West Point, 1852
Final Wartime Rank:    Major General
Final Peacetime Rank:  Major General

Date of Death:     June 12, 1893
Place of Death:    Dayton, OH
Buried At:            Cincinnati, OH

Major Battles:        First Manassas, Capture of Nashville, Shiloh, Siege of Corinth, Kentucky Campaign, Stones River, Tullahoma Campaign, Chickamauga

Interesting Fact(s):    McCook served in the eastern, and western, theaters of the Civil War.  He started at Manassas, and then was transferred to the Army of the Ohio, under D.C. Buell.  After a disastrous battle at Chickamauga, he would be blamed, along with Thomas Crittenden, for the collapse of the Union center.  McCook would command no other troops during the Civil War.  Later, in life, he would represent the United States, at the coronation of Nicholas II in Russia.

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