Born: September 8, 1828, Taylorsville (near Dayton), Ohio
Died: March 21, 1890 (age 61) Chicago, Illinois
Crook was a career United States Army officer, most noted for his
distinguished service during the American Civil War and the Indian Wars.
He spent his last years speaking out against the unjust treatment of his
former Indian adversaries.
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Crook? Try this
US Old West History Made Easy Quiz. "Check
Your Answers" at the end of the page.
George Crook was nominated to the United States Military Academy by
Congressman Robert Schenck.
What year did he graduated?
2. He became a colonel of what Ohio regiment at the start of the Civil
5th Ohio Cavalry
36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
19th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
3. He was promoted to the rank of brigadier general on September 7,
4. He commanded a brigade of Ohio regiments in the Kanawha Division
(attached to the IX Corps, Army of the Potomac) in the Maryland Campaign.
Who commanded the Union Right?
5. In the West, General Crook commanded a cavalry division in the Army
of the Cumberland. What was the battle he lead his division?
Battle of Chickamauga
Battle of Atlanta
Battle of Vicksburg
6. On October 21, 1864, he was promoted to major general of volunteers.
7. 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. In 1872 the Arizona Territory was at peace and Crook
was appointed brigadier general in the regular army, a promotion that
passed over and angered several full colonels next in line for promotion
to general. What battle did he give a strategic Lakota/Cheyenne victory
and a tactical Crook victory?
Battle of the Rosebud
Battle of Cheyenne Springs
Battle of Denver
8. During the Civil War, who was a future U.S. president he did NOT
Rutherford B Hayes
John C. Breckenridge
9. The Apache, as a mark of respect, nicknamed Crook Nantan Lupan. What
does it mean?
Old Grey Woman
10. Red Cloud, a war leader of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux), said of Crook
when he died, "He, at least, never lied to us. His words gave us
11. He dies suddenly in Chicago while serving as commander of
the Division of the Missouri. Crook is originally buried in
Oakland, Maryland, but is moved on November 11, 1898.
12. Where is the George
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
Cole's Hill, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Princeton Cemetery of the Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton,