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[408] and in 1870 removed to Americus, where he practiced for ten years. He then withdrew from his profession and retired to his farm. In 1882 he was appointed by Governor McDaniel, one of five commissioners to superintend the erection of the present State capitol. The appropriation for the erection of this building was $1,000,000. Out of this, $20,000 was paid for a portion of the site, and when the building was completed, the commissioners returned to the treasury $118.50. General Cook then returned to his farm, where he remained until 1890, when Gov. John B. Gordon appointed him secretary of state to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Maj. M. C. Barnett. To the same office General Cook was elected in 1890 and 1892. He was elected to the Thirty-seventh Congress, but was denied his seat. In 1872 he was elected to the Forty-second Congress from the Third district, and was returned three times, serving until 1882. General Cook died at Atlanta, May 22, 1894, at the home of his daughter Lucy, wife of W. L. Peel.

Brigadier-General Charles C. Crews

Brigadier-General Charles C. Crews was in 1861, on the organization of the Second Georgia cavalry, appointed lieutenant-colonel of that regiment, and was holding this position in the fall of 1862, when he was captured in a raiding expedition into central Kentucky. He was soon exchanged and in the saddle again; for the records mention him one month later leading his regiment in middle Tennessee, in Wharton's brigade of Wheeler's cavalry. Wheeler's troops were very active during the Murfreesboro campaign, capturing prisoners and wagon trains in the rear of the enemy. This activity continued during the spring of 1863, while the two main armies lay quiet after their death grapple at Murfreesboro. During the Tullahoma campaign the cavalrymen were ever on the watch to report the movements of the enemy, and their diligence and ubiquity are testified to by the Federal officers, in whose reports the name of Crews' Confederate

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