Major General Alexander M. McCook, USA: A Civil War Biography

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McFarland, Nov 26, 2012 - History - 288 pages
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Alexander M. McCook, one of the youngest major generals in the Union army, was a member of a patriotic family from Ohio that became known as the "Fighting McCooks." He participated in some of the bloodiest campaigns of the Civil War, including Bull Run, Shiloh, Perryville, Stones River and Chickamauga. In battle, McCook could be rash and reckless, but his personal courage was beyond reproach, even as his career was marked by controversy. Subjected to an inquiry into his conduct at the battle of Chickamauga, he was cleared of all charges but relieved of command to spend the remainder of the war in relatively minor assignments. This biography, focusing especially on McCook's Civil War service, fills out the full picture of a proud if clouded career.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Introduction Meet the McCook Family
4
1 Disunion and the Democratic Party
9
2 The McCooks Answer the Call for Volunteers
26
3 The Inevitable Confl ict
37
4 The Battle of Bull Run
48
5 General McCook and the Kentucky Campaign
64
The First Day
80
12 The Battle of Stones River
146
13 The Tullahoma Campaign and the Advance to Chattanooga
164
14 The Battle of Chickamauga
180
15 The McCook Inquiry
199
16 Another Rebel Army Marches North
211
17 The Rebel Raid on Washington DC
225
18 Last Years of Service in the Army
239
19 The Death of General Alexander M McCook
249

The Second Day
92
Hallecks SlowCoach Operation
101
9 The Race for Louisville
111
10 The Battle of Perryville
120
11 Rosecrans Takes Command
134
Notes
255
Bibliography
270
Index
276
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Attorney Wayne Fanebust lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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