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Edward Moody Mccook, American soldier, governor. member Kansas legislature, 1860.


Mccook, Edward Moody was born on June 15, 1833 in Steubenville, Ohio, United States. Son of Doctor John and Catharine Julia (Sheldon) M.


Public school education.


Removed to Pike’s Peak, 1859. Member Kansas legislature, 1860. United States Government volunteer secret agent previous to Civil War.

Entered Union Army, Second lieutenant 1st United States Cavalry, May 8, 1861. First lieutenant, July 17, 1862. In volunteer service was major, lieutenant colonel and colonel 2d Indiana Vol.

Cavalry; brigadier general vols., April 27, 1864. Honorary mustered out of volunteer service, January 15, 1866. Bvtd. First lieutenant, April 7, 1862, for battle of Shiloh.

Captain, October 8, 1862, for battle of Perryville, Kentucky. Major, September 20, 1863, for battle of Chickamauga. Lieutenant colonel, January 27, 1864, for cavalry operations in E. Tennessee.

Colonel, March 13, 1865, for capture of Selma, Alabama. Brigadier general, March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services in the field during the war. Major general vols., March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services during the war.

Resigned from regular army, May 9, 1866. United States minister to Hawaii, 1866-1869. Governor Colorado Ty., 1869-1875.

Home: Riverside, Conn.


Member Kansas legislature, 1860.


Married Mary Thompson. Married second, Mary McKenna.

Doctor John M.

Catharine Julia (Sheldon) M.

Mary Thompson

Mary McKenna.