Crook was originally buried in Oakland, Maryland. Crook had fought Indians in Oregon before the Civil War. You can customize the cemeteries you volunteer for by selecting or deselecting below. However Crook did not assume command until August 9. Search for yourself and well build your family tree together, English:: topographic name from Old Norse, topographic name for someone who lived (at the) barrow or mound from Brittonic, Do not sell or share my personal information. These trees can change over time as users edit, remove, or otherwise modify the data in their trees. Retrieved 2007-07-08. Eicher, John H., and Eicher, David J., Civil War High Commands, Stanford University Press, 2001, ISBN 0-8047-3641-3. Research Crook in the Surnames forums on Genealogy.com, the new GenForum! We have set your language to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is nicknamed "Greywolf" in his honor, in a variation of his Apache nickname meaning "Chief Wolf". At this point the discipline of the Union men wavered, and there was no organized pursuit of the fleeing enemy. He fought at the battle of Chickamauga and was in pursuit of Joseph Wheeler during the Chattanooga Campaign. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? Crook pulled up on the west bank, and a long, ineffective artillery duel ensued. Crook led his corps in the Valley Campaigns of 1864 at the battles of Opequon (Third Winchester), Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek. They used the existing trail north onto the Rim, and at a point forty-seven miles north of Fort Apache they began blazing a new trail westward. Nevertheless he was appointed as a replacement for David Hunter in command of the Department of West Virginia the following day. Crook served in Omaha again as the Commander of the Department of the Platte from 1886 to 1888. He married Mary Tapscott Dailey, from Virginia. Crook had fought Indians in Oregon before the Civil War. The Yankees rounded up rebel prisoners by the hundreds and seized General Jenkins, who had fallen wounded. 79 (1978) p.132,  Nelson, Kurt. The Cavalry battalions led the column, followed by the battalion of mule-borne foot soldiers, and a provisional company of civilian miners and packers brought up the rear. Are you sure that you want to remove this flower? During the 1880s, the Apache nicknamed Crook Nantan Lupan, which means "Grey Wolf.". He served in Oregon and northern California, fighting against several Native American tribes. Chicago, 111.. March 21.-Maj.-Gen. in a Chicago Hotel. Following the Civil War, he fought in the Indian Wars, during the period from 1866 to 1888. Following the campaign, George Crook was assigned to the command of the Kanawha Division which was detailed to the Army of the Cumberland in the Western Theater, where Crook fought in the Battle of Chattanooga in Tennessee and the Chickamauga Campaign. On October 21, 1864, he was promoted to major general of volunteers. Crook County in Wyoming and Oregon were named for him, as was the town of Crook, Colorado. This brigade became the 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, XIV Corps, which he led at the Battle of Hoover's Gap. Learn about how to make the most of a memorial. Try again later. He served in Oregon and northern California, fighting against several Native American tribes. This database contains family trees submitted to Ancestry by users who have indicated that their tree can be viewed by all Ancestry subscribers. , During his years of service in California and Oregon, Crook extended his prowess in hunting and wilderness skills, often accompanying and learning from Indians whose languages he learned. The soldiers, particularly the mule-riding infantry, seemed fatigued from the early start and the previous day's 35-mile march. Crook sent a force under Brigadier General William W. Averell westward towards Saltville, then pushed on towards Dublin with nine infantry regiments, seven cavalry regiments, and 15 artillery pieces, a force of about 6,500 men organized into three brigades. Gen. Crook due to his many successful Indian campaigns in the west.  Along with the title of his department Crook added "Army of West Virginia."  One of the pictures of Geronimo with two of his sons standing alongside was made at Geronimo's request. Nelson A. He graduated from West Point in 1852, where a close friend was fellow Ohioan Phil Sheridan. , Crook successfully campaigned against the Snake Indians in the 1864-68 Snake War, where he won nationwide recognition. Defeated by Crazy Horse at the Battle of Rosebud, he failed to link up with General Alfred Terry, a circumstance that may have played a part in the massacre at the Little Bighorn. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - General Register Office. He was assigned command of a division of cavalry in the Army of the Potomac for the Appomattox Campaign, with notable service at Five Forks, Saylers Creek, and the final battle at Appomattox Court House. Husband of Mary Tapscott Crook Crook Mountain in Chelan County, Washington, elevation 6,930 feet (2,110m), a peak in the North Cascades, was named for him. Crook had his cavalry approach the Paiute on foot in attack at their winter camp. He was in command of the 3rd Brigade in the District of the Kanawha where he was wounded in a small fight at Lewisburg, VA. Crook returned to command of his regiment during the Northern Virginia Campaign. After the Civil War, Crook was assigned to the 23rd U.S. Infantry, on frontier duty in the Pacific Northwest, and served with distinction through the Indian Wars. He fought at the battle of Chickamauga and was in pursuit of Joseph Wheeler during the Chattanooga Campaign. Although the column had not yet encountered any sign of Indians, the scouts seemed to sense their presence. He and his regiment were part of John Pope's headquarters escort at the Second Battle of Bull Run. On October 21, 1864, he was promoted to major general of volunteers. Nearby and between Deadwood and Sturgis, South Dakota is Crook Mountain, named for him. Fighting For Paradise: A Military History of the Pacific Northwest, Yardley, Pennsylvania: Westholme Publishing, 2007, p. 167,  Michno, Gregory. He was in command of the 3rd Brigade in the District of the Kanawha where he was wounded in a small fight at Lewisburg. The Battle of the Rosebud was on. Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. Skip Ancestry navigation Main Menu. Dismounted, he still wore his high riding boots, and as he stepped into the stream, the boots filled with water and bogged him down. George Crook family tree Family tree Explore more family trees. General Crook, supplies running low in a country not suited for major foraging, now entertained second thoughts about his orders to push on east and join Sigel in the Shenandoah Valley. Historical Person Search Search Search Results Results George CROOK (1828 - 1890) Try FREE for 14 days Try FREE for 14 days How do we create a person's profile? Crook was originally buried in Oakland, Maryland. George Crook in 1880 United States Federal Census view all Immediate Family Maj. Gen. George R. Crook, USA father Mary Tapscott Crook mother Clara Crook sister Ella Crook sister John W. Crook brother view all George Crook's Timeline General Crook was extremely honest in his dealings with others. While he was there, his portrait was painted by artist Herbert A. Collins. Numerous military references honor him: Fort Crook (1857 1869) was an Army post near Fall River Mills, California, used during the Indian Wars. If you have questions, please contact [emailprotected].  Eicher, pp. George R. Crook(1830 - 1890) Gen.GeorgeR."Grey Wolf" Crook Born 8 Sep 1830in Montgomery, Ohio, United States Son of Thomas Crookand Elizabeth (Matthews) Crook [sibling(s) unknown] Husband of Mary Tapscott (Dailey) Crook married 21 Aug 1865 in Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, USA [children unknown] All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. (September 8, 1828 March 21, 1890) was a career United States Army officer, most noted for his distinguished service during the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. His troops halted in their marching order. Canyon Pintado Historic District, 10 miles south of Rangely, Colorado, has numerous ancient Fremont Culture (0-1300 CE) and Ute petroglyphs, first seen by Europeans in the mid-18th century. After years of campaigning in the Indian Wars, Crook won steady promotion back up the ranks to the permanent grade of Major General. He then sent a party eastward to tear up the tracks and burn the ties. That night, a soldier who sold them whiskey said that his band would be murdered as soon as they crossed the border. The army caused heavy casualties for the Paiute in the battle of Tearass Plain. It is a section of the trail which his troops blazed from Fort Verde to Fort Whipple, and on to Fort Apache through central Arizona. On 28 May 1876, Brigadier General George Crook assumed direct command of the Bighorn and Yellowstone Expedition at Fort Fetterman. Having accomplished the major part of his mission, destruction of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, Crook turned his men north and after another hard march, reached the Union base at Meadow Bluff, West Virginia. To add a flower, click the Leave a Flower button. Include gps location with grave photos where possible. We collect and match historical records that Ancestry users have contributed to their family trees to create each person's profile. There was an error deleting this problem. During the 1880s, the Apache nicknamed Crook Nantan Lupan, which means "Grey Wolf.". He was assigned to the 4th U.S. infantry as brevet second lieutenant, serving in California, 185261. Crook was defeated at the Second Battle of Kernstown. Crook first went into action with his division at the battle of Dinwiddie Court House. The marker is located close to the Fort Verde Administration Building at 125 E. Hollamon St. Camp Verde, Arizona. Home > Forum > Surnames > Crook . Thomas Crook 1721 - 1722. You need a Find a Grave account to continue. He was then to destroy the railroad bridge over New River, a few miles to the east. He distinguished himself in several campaigns against the Indians, particularly in the Battles of Powder River, Tongue River, and the Rosebud River. In 1861, he was made Colonel and commander of the 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry regiment, and was wounded at Louisburg. George Armstrong Custer (* 5.Dezember 1839 in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio; 25. "All things point to early action", the commander of the second brigade, Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes, noted in his diary. The way was narrow and steep, and spring rains slowed the march as tramping feet churned the roads into mud. At Dublin he would put the railroad out of business and destroy Confederate military property. The website of Arlington National Cemetery cites a birth date of September 8, 1828.  Crook later defeated a mixed band of Paiute, Pit River, and Modoc at the Battle of Infernal Caverns in Fall River Mills, California. Make sure that the file is a photo. Rapidly firing soldiers drove off the attackers but used up much of the ammunition meant for use later in the campaign. When the Civil War began in 1861, he was made colonel in the 35th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. In 1890, Crook's remains were transported to Arlington National Cemetery, where he was reinterred on November 11. Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? We collect and match historical records that Ancestry users have contributed to their family trees to create each person's profile. On February 21, 1865 while located in Cumberland Maryland, General Crook along with General Benjamin F. Kelley were captured by a group of Confederate partisans under the command of Captain Jesse McNeill. Crook's use of Apache scouts during his Tonto Basin Campaign of the Yavapai War brought him much success in forcing the Yavapai and Tonto Apache onto reservations. Oops, some error occurred while uploading your photo(s). Accordingly, Crook stopped to rest his men and animals at 0800. Their pace quickened as they neared the other side, but just before the up-slope they came to a waist-deep creek. At Dublin he had intercepted an unconfirmed report that General Robert E. Lee had beaten Grant badly in the Wilderness, which led him to consider whether the Confederate commander might not soon move against Crook with a vastly superior force. Magid, Paul, "George Crook, From the Redwoods to Appomattox," University of Oklahoma Press, 2011, ISBN 0-9780806142074. He was assigned to the 4th U.S. infantry as brevet second lieutenant, serving in California from 1852 to 1861. Elizabeth Wilkinson Unknown - Unknown. Unopposed, Crook moved his command into Dublin, where he laid waste to the railroad and the military stores. The wagon train would be left at Goose Creek, and the infantry would be mounted on the pack mules. His words gave us hope." Caught in the crossfire, Crook's horse carried the general through the village without being wounded. Flowers added to the memorial appear on the bottom of the memorial or here on the Flowers tab. He came with almost twenty years' experience, having graduated from West Point in 1852, fought Indian Wars in Oregon and California, and led Union troops throughout the Civil War. Welcome to the Crook Family page at Surname Finder, a service of Genealogy Today. Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. These trees can change over time as users edit, remove, or otherwise modify the data in their trees. In late February 1865, he was captured, along with Brigadier General Benjamin F. Kelley, by Confederate guerrillas, and exchanged the next month. , The following July, Crook assumed command of a small force called the Army of the Kanawha. General Crook died suddenly in Chicago, Illinois on March 21, 1890, while serving as commander of the Division of the Missouri. Crook Birth Records Crook Death Records Crook Marriage Records Most Common Surnames After Crook Click The Letter That Corresponds To Your Family Name A B C D E Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. On April 29, 1864, the Kanawha Division marched out of Charleston and headed south. You can always change this later in your Account settings. Unopposed, Crook moved his command into Dublin, where he laid waste to the railroad and the military stores. His division was detached from the IX Corps for duty in the Department of the Ohio. Major-General, Shepherdstown, Jefferson, West Virginia, USA. George Crook turned forty-three years of age three months after taking command of the Military Department of Arizona on June 4, 1871. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. General Crook was unable to provide leadership as the excitement and exertion had sent him into a faint. The fresh troops hastened towards the battlefield, where they soon met their compatriots retreating from Cloyd's Mountain. The following July, Crook assumed command of a small force called the Army of the Kanawha. He very briefly returned to command the Department of West Virginia until he took command of a cavalry division in the Army of the Potomac during the Appomattox Campaign. On 14 June, the column was joined by 261 Shoshone and Crow allies. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate, or jump to a slide with the slide dots. His good friend and Union Army subordinate, future President Rutherford B. Hayes, named one of his sons George Crook Hayes (September 29, 1864 - May 24, 1866), in honor of his commanding officer. You can contact the owner of the tree to get more information. Failed to delete memorial. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. He sent numerous telegrams protesting their arrest to Washington. California State Historical Marker 355 marks the site in Shasta County. In many opinions, he was the fairest soldier in dealings with the Indians, and often obtained from the Indians by agreement that which other Generals would have to use force to obtain. In 1898, Crooks remains were transported to Arlington National Cemetery where he was re-interred on November 11th. This account already exists, but the email address still needs to be confirmed. 102-04. Research genealogy for George Crook of Devon, England, as well as other members of the Crook family, on Ancestry. Oops, something didn't work. The way was narrow and steep, and spring rains slowed the march as tramping feet churned the roads into mud. He was assigned to the 4th U.S. infantry as brevet second lieutenant, serving in California, 185261. To use this feature, use a newer browser. After a long, anxious wait, Hayes at last heard cannon fire off to his left and led his men at a slow double time out onto the meadow and into the rebels' musketry and artillery fire, which Crook called "galling". Schmitt, Martin F., General George Crook, His Autobiography, University of Oklahoma Press, 1986, ISBN 0-8061-1982-9. Their commander, Colonel John McCausland, prepared to evacuate his 1100 men, but before transportation could arrive, a courier from Brigadier General Albert G. Jenkins informed McCausland that the two of them were ordered by General John C. Breckinridge to stop Crook's advance. On 17 June, Crook's column set out at 0600, marching northward along the south fork of Rosebud Creek. Rapidly firing soldiers drove off the attackers but used up much of the ammunition meant for use later in the campaign. Nominated to the United States Military Academy by Congressman Robert Schenck, he graduated in 1852, ranking near the bottom of his class. After the Civil War, Crook took command of the U.S. Army in several areas including Ohio, Nebraska, Kansas, Arizona, Missouri and Dakota Territory. At the end of the Civil War, George Crook received a brevet as major general in the regular army, but reverted to the permanent rank of lieutenant colonel, serving with the 23rd Infantry on frontier duty in the Pacific Northwest. Nominated to the United States Military Academy by Congressman Robert Schenck, he graduated in 1852, ranking near the bottom of his class. Guide to the George Crook Papers 1863-1890, Northwest Digital Archives cites his life as 18291890.  Crook had his cavalry approach the Paiute on foot in attack at their winter camp. Learn more about managing a memorial . He was ordered east and in 1861, with the beginning of the American Civil War, was made colonel of the 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.. At Dublin he had intercepted an unconfirmed report that General Robert E. Lee had beaten Grant badly in the Wilderness, which led him to consider whether the Confederate commander might not soon move against Crook with a vastly superior force. Resend Activation Email. Crook was originally buried in Oakland, Maryland. He was then to destroy the railroad bridge over New River, a few miles to the east. Try again. Each man was to carry only 1 blanket, 100 rounds of ammunition, and 4 days' rations. Only days later, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel, serving with the 23rd Infantry on frontier duty in the Pacific Northwest. Crook was defeated at the Second Battle of Kernstown. cemeteries found in Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA will be saved to your photo volunteer list. Seeing that there was little danger from the rebel cannon, Crook ordered the bridge destroyed, and both sides watched in awe as the structure collapsed magnificently into the river. 21 Mar 1890 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA. The federal judge affirmed that Standing Bear had some of the rights of U.S. citizens. Weve updated the security on the site. Juni 1876 am Little Bighorn, Montana) war Oberstleutnant des US-Heeres und Generalmajor des Unionsheeres im Sezessionskrieg.Nach dem Brgerkrieg diente er in den Indianerkriegen.Custer wurde vor allem durch seine Niederlage und seinen Tod in der Schlacht am Little Bighorn bekannt, die Gegenstand . On March 20, 1865, Crook was paroled and placed in charge of a division of cavalry in the Army of the Potomac. Having accomplished the major part of his mission, destruction of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, Crook turned his men north and after another hard march, reached the Union base at Meadow Bluff, West Virginia. John Crook 1790 - 1866. Noted for his valor during the Civil War, and for twice capturing the Chiricahua Apache chief, Geronimo, in 1883 and in 1886, during the Indian Wars. Although he was deep in hostile territory, Crook made no special dispositions for defense. Although Crook's force kept its official designation as the Army of West Virginia it was often referred to as the VIII Corps. Thanks for your help! The Crow and Shoshone scouts remained alert while the soldiers rested. I also have an ancestor that is believed to be related to General George Crook and his family, (Parents).She is my great grandmother, Agnes Brown Crook, born in Morgan County, Ohio in 1869.Her parents were, I beleive, Lewis Crook and Elizabeth Brown, married in Morgan County in 1853. . He very briefly returned to command the Department of West Virginia until he took command of a cavalry division in the Army of the Potomac during the Appomattox Campaign. He dressed in an old canvas hunting outfit and a pith helmet. He fought the Lakota at the Battle of the Rosebud. To view a photo in more detail or edit captions for photos you added, click the photo to open the photo viewer. GREAT NEWS! He spent his last years speaking out against the unjust treatment of his former Indian adversaries. Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. Each man was to carry only 1 blanket, 100 rounds of ammunition, and 4 days' rations. Red Cloud, a war chief of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux), said of Crook, "He, at least, never lied to us. This page was last edited on 10 November 2022, at 03:40. , Nelson A. Resend Activation Email, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. Unavailable. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. He died suddenly in Chicago in 1890 while serving as commander of the Division of the Missouri. In February 1865, Crook was captured by Confederate raiders at Cumberland, Maryland, and held as a prisoner until exchanged on March 20th. 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is nicknamed "Greywolf" in his honor, in a variation of his Apache nickname meaning "Grey Wolf". Crook led his brigade at the battle of South Mountain and near Burnside's Bridge at the battle of Antietam. It was named for then Lt. Crook by Captain John W. T. Gardiner, 1st Dragoons, as Crook was recovering there from an injury. After a long, anxious wait, Hayes at last heard cannon fire off to his left and led his men at a slow double time out onto the meadow and into the rebels' musketry and artillery fire, which Crook called "galling". 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They had one child: Charles Crook. Crook was made head of the Department of Arizona and successfully forced some members of the Apache to surrender, but Geronimo continually evaded capture. Crook's army was soon absorbed into Philip H. Sheridan's Army of the Shenandoah and for all practical purposes functioned as a corps in that unit. This brigade became the 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, XIV Corps, which he led at the Battle of Hoover's Gap. cemeteries found within kilometers of your location will be saved to your photo volunteer list. When these actions were accomplished, along with the destruction of the salt works, Crook was to march east and join forces with Major General Franz Sigel, who meanwhile was to be driving south up the Shenandoah Valley. Crook did not reveal the nature or objective of their mission, but everyone sensed that something important was brewing. General William Tecumseh Sherman called him the best of the Indian fighters and managers. Robinson, Charles M., III. He was assigned to the Pacific Northwest to use new tactics in this war, which had been waged for several years. Crook stationed himself with Hayes' brigade, which was to lead the assault. At Dublin he would put the railroad out of business and destroy Confederate military property.  Oregon Historical Quarterly Vol. The site formerly known as Fort Crook is now part of Offutt AFB, Nebraska.  It should be noted that the official VIII Corps of the Union Army was led by Lew Wallace during this time and its troops were on duty in Maryland and Northern Virginia. We encourage you to research and examine these records to determine their accuracy. On September 12 Crook's brigade commander, Augustus Moor, was captured and Crook assumed command of the 2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division which had been attached to the IX Corps. In 1879, Crook spoke on behalf of the Ponca tribe and Native American rights during the trial of Standing Bear v. Crook. California State Historical Marker 355 marks the site in Shasta County. Oops, we were unable to send the email. He was replaced by General Nelson Miles, who used 10,000 soldiers and civilian volunteers, and three years, to force Geronimo to surrender. His words gave my people hope.. Major-General. McCausland, without the resources to oppose the Yankees any further, withdrew his battered command to the east. Crook was born to Thomas and Elizabeth Matthews Crook on a farm near Taylorsville, Ohio. Please contact Find a Grave at [emailprotected] if you need help resetting your password.  Along with the title of his department Crook added "Army of West Virginia". (Crook was reportedly furious that the scouts, who had faithfully served the Army, were imprisoned along with the hostile warriors. He very briefly returned to command the Department of West Virginia until he took command of a cavalry division in the Army of the Potomac during the Appomattox Campaign. It was named for then Lt. Crook by Captain John W. T. Gardiner, 1st Dragoons, as Crook was recovering there from an injury. He had Geronimo, the Chiricahua Apache band, and the Chiricahua scouts, who had served the U.S. Army, transported as prisoners of war to Florida. Crook arrived in Boise City to take command on December 11, 1866. Historical Person Search Search Search Results Results Major General George Crook (1828 - 1890) Try FREE for 14 days Try FREE for 14 days How do we create a person's profile?