Entries in Civil War (1862)

Malvern Hill, Battle of
The Battle of Malvern Hill, also known as the Battles of Poindexter's Farm, was fought on July 1, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia. It was the sixth and final engagement of the Seven Days Battles and the Peninsula Campaign. Continue Reading »
Markgraf's Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery
In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. Continue Reading »
Maryland Campaign
The Maryland Campaign was an ill-fated Confederate attempt to take the American Civil War to Northern soil in 1862. The failure of the invasion provided the impetus for President Abraham Lincoln to issue his Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. Continue Reading »
McClellan, George B.
During the American Civil War, George Brinton McClellan twice served as the commanding general of the Army of the Potomac and briefly as the general-in-chief of all Union armies. Continue Reading »
McClernand, John Alexander
John A. McClernand was an American lawyer, Democratic politician, and Union general who Ulysses S. Grant relieved as commander of the Army of Tennessee prior to the surrender of Vicksburg. Continue Reading »
McCook, Alexander McDowell
Major General Alexander McDowell McCook, who served as a divisional and a corps commander with the Army of the Ohio and the Army of the Cumberland, was a member of the “Fighting McCooks,” fifteen family members who served the Union during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCook, Anson George
A member of the famed "Fighting McCooks," Brevet Brigadier General Anson McCook participated in the Battle of Bull Run I, took part in many of the major battles and campaigns in the western theater, and served with Major General Philip Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCook, Daniel
A member of the famed "Fighting McCooks," sixty-five-year-old Daniel McCook was mortally wounded during the Battle of Buffington Island on July 19, 1863; he died two days later, on July 21. Continue Reading »
McCook, Edward Moody
A member of the famed "Fighting McCooks," Brigadier General Edward M. McCook participaed in the Battles of Shiloh, Perryville, Chickamauga, Brown’s Mill, and Selma during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
McCook, Edwin Stanton
Edwin Stanton McCook was a member of the “Fighting McCooks,” fifteen family members who served the Union during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
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 »
McDowell, Battle of
Fought on May 8, 1862, the Battle of McDowell was the second engagement and first Confederate victory of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862. Continue Reading »

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