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Alexander Mcdowell Mccook, American soldier. member of commission appointed by President to investigate War Department, during war with Spain, September 23, 1898 to February 10, 1899.

Background

Mccook, Alexander Mcdowell was born on April 22, 1831 in Columbiana Company, Ohio, United States. Son of Daniel Mccook.

Education

Early education in public school, Carrollton, O. Graduate West Point, July 1, 1852.

Career

January 23, 1863; married second, Annie M. Colt, October 8, 1885. Appointed brevetted Second lieutenant 3d Infantry, June 30, 1852. Promoted through grades to maj general United States of America, November 9, 1894.

Retired from active service under the law, April 22, 1895. Bvtd. in regular service for gallant and meritorious services during Civil war as major, July 21, 1861 (Bull Run). Lieutenant colonel, March 3, 1862 (capture of Nashville, Tennessee).

Colonel, April 7, 1862 (Shiloh). Brigadier general, March 13, 1865 (Perryville, Kentucky). Major general, March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services in field during the war.

Represented United States at coronation of Czar of Russia, Moscow, May 1-24, 1896. Member of commission appointed by President to investigate War Department, during war with Spain, September 23, 1898 to February 10, 1899. Presbyterian.

Membership

Member of commission appointed by President to investigate War Department, during war with Spain, September 23, 1898 to February 10, 1899.

Connections

Married Kate Phillips.; married second, Annie M. Colt, October 8, 1885.

father:
Daniel Mccook. Mccook

spouses:
Kate Phillips

Annie M. Colt