Philip St. George Cooke Photo

Philip St. George Cooke

Born: Jun 13, 1809

Death: Mar 20, 1895

Birthplace: Leesburg

Nationality: United States

Philip St. George Cooke

Date of Birth : Jun 13, 1809
Date of Death : Mar 20, 1895
Birth Place : Leesburg

Philip St. George Cooke was a career United States Army cavalry officer who served as a Union General in the American Civil War. He is noted for his authorship of an Army cavalry manual, and is sometimes called the "Father of the U.S. Cavalry." His service in the Civil War was significant, but was eclipsed in prominence by the contributions made by his famous son in law, J.E.B. Stuart, to the Confederate States Army.

Children


  • John Rogers Cooke
  • Flora Cooke
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