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G. Crook

G. Crook

Federal (USA)


George Crook

(1828 - 1890)

Home State: Ohio

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1852

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 36th Ohio Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

He graduated from the USMA in 1852 with duty in the Pacific Northwest. In September 1861 he was appointed Colonel of the 36th OH Regiment and served in Western VA.

On the Campaign

He was in command of the 36th OH part of the 2nd Brigade/Kanawha Division/Ninth (IX) Corps and relieved Col. Moor in command of the Brigade.

The rest of the War

In September 1862 he was appointed BGen. of Volunteers. He led the 2nd Cavalry Division in the Army of the Cumberland in the Chickamauga campaign and at Cloyd's Mountain. He commanded the Department of Western Virginia, and commanded a (which?) Corps in the Shenandoah Valley campaign. In October 1864 he was promoted to MGen. of Volunteers, was captured in Cumberland MD, and was exchanged in March 1865. He commanded a (which?) division of cavalry in the Army of the Potomac in the Appomattox campaign.

After the War

He continued in career Army service as an Indian fighter and commanded the Division of the Missouri.