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McCook, Anson George 1835- Military officer; born in Steubenville, O., Oct. 10, 1835; another son of Major McCook; was educated in the common schools of New Lisbon, O.; spent several years in California; and was admitted to the bar in 1861. When the Civil War broke out he entered the Union army as a captain in the 2d Ohio Infantry; was in the first battle of Bull Run; and on the reorganization of his regiment for three years service became colonel, and served with the Army of the CumberlanMajor McCook; was educated in the common schools of New Lisbon, O.; spent several years in California; and was admitted to the bar in 1861. When the Civil War broke out he entered the Union army as a captain in the 2d Ohio Infantry; was in the first battle of Bull Run; and on the reorganization of his regiment for three years service became colonel, and served with the Army of the Cumberland, and later in the Atlanta campaign, becoming a brigadiergeneral. After the war He was United States assessor of internal revenues at Steubenville, O., till 1873; then removed to New York City. He was a Republican Representative in Congress in 1877-83; secretary of the United States Senate in 1887-93; and chamberlain of the city of New York in 1893-97.