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McCook, George Wythe
A member of the famed "Fighting McCooks," former Ohio Attorney General George W. McCook was one of the first four brigade commanders of Ohio volunteers during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCook, Henry Christopher
Henry Christopher McCook was a member of the “Fighting McCooks,” fifteen family members who served the Union during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCook, John James (Lawyer)
A member of the famed "Fighting McCooks," Captain John James McCook participated in the Battles of Perryville, Stones River, and Chickamauga, as well as the Tullahoma, Chattanooga, and Wilderness Campaigns during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCook, John James (Physician)
A member of the famed "Fighting McCooks," John James McCook served as a surgeon for the Union army during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCook, John James (Professor)
A member of the famed "Fighting McCooks," Second Lieutenant John James McCook served briefly in Company D of the 1st (West) Virginia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCook, Jr., Daniel
Daniel McCook was a member of the “Fighting McCooks,” fifteen family members who served the Union during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCook, Latimer A.
A member of the famed "Fighting McCooks," Major Latimer A. McCook served as a surgeon with the Army of the Tennessee during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCook, Robert Latimer
A member of the famed "Fighting McCooks," Brigadier General Robert Latimer McCook died near New Market, Alabama on August 6, 1862, from wounds he received during an ambush the previous day. Continue Reading »
McCook, Roderick Sheldon
A member of the famed "Fighting McCooks" and a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Lieutenant Roderick Sheldon McCook served as a officer with the U.S. Navy during and after the Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCoy, Daniel
Born at Rainsboro, Ohio circa 1840, McCoy received a limited education as a child, attending local schools in Highland County, Ohio. With the American Civil War's outbreak, he enlisted as a private in the Twenty-Fourth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Continue Reading »
McDowell, Irvin
Irvin McDowell was a prominent Union general during the American Civil War and a career army officer. He commanded the Army of Northeastern Virginia during the First Battle of Bull Run and was relieved of his command after this Union defeat. Continue Reading »
McKinley, William, Jr.
William McKinley, Jr., was born on January 29, 1843, in Niles, Ohio. He was the seventh of nine children of William McKinley, Sr., and Nancy Allison McKinley. Continue Reading »
McPherson, James Birdseye
Killed during the Battle of Atlanta on July 22, 1864, Commander of the Army of the Tennessee Major General James Birdseye McPherson was the highest-ranking Ohioan serving in the United States military to die in the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Meade, George Gordon
Victorious commander at the Battle of Gettysburg, Major General George G. Meade commanded the Army of the Potomac throughout the Gettysburg, Bristoe, Mine Run, Overland, Petersburg, and Appomattox Campaigns. Continue Reading »
Meade, Richard Kidder
A lieutenant in the Union army and later a major in the Confederate army, Richard K. Meade was one of four graduates of the U.S. Military Academy who initially fought for the Union before switching sides during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Medary, Samuel
Samuel Medary was a prominent Ohio newspaper publisher. During the American Civil War, his newspaper, the Crisis, was a nationally prominent voice for Peace Democrats. Continue Reading »
Mitchel, Ormsby MacKnight
Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel was a world-renowned astronomer and a Union major general during the American Civil War who served briefly as commander of the Department of the Ohio. Continue Reading »
Morgan, John Hunt
John Hunt Morgan was a Confederate cavalry officer during the American Civil War best known for leading a raid into Indiana and Ohio during the summer of 1863. Continue Reading »
Nelson, William
Murdered by fellow Union General Jefferson C. Davis in 1862, William "Bull" Nelson simultaneously served as a major general in the U.S. Volunteer Army and as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Olds, Edson Baldwin
Edson B. Olds was a Copperhead leader and three-term U.S. Congressman from Ohio. In 1862, federal officials arrested and imprisoned Olds for disloyalty. Continue Reading »

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