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Twenty-nine year old Daniel McCook of Ohio's "Fighting McCooks" is killed on Kennesaw Mountain

Daniel McCook, Jr., detail
06/27/1864
Leading his division over the enemy parapet during the battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Colonel Daniel McCook, Jr. was shot through the lungs and killed.  He became the third son of Daniel McCook Senior to die in battle. The father himself had also been killed in Kentucky as a 65 year old major of infantry the year before. Known as the "Fighting McCooks," eight sons of the senior Daniel served in the Union forces, along with five nephews. Promoted after his death to Brigadier General, Colonel McCook was twenty-nine years old.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Wayne Fanebust, Major General Alexander M. McCook, USA:  A Civil War Biography (Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2013), 6-9. 

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