Philip St. George Cooke was a
Virginia-born Union general during the American Civil War (1861–1865). A West Point graduate and a lawyer, Cooke
served on frontier duty and fought in both the Black Hawk War (1832) and the Mexican
War (1846–1848). In addition, he helped to protect settlers on the Oregon Trail,
fought Apache in New Mexico Territory, helped subdue Sioux in Nebraska Territory,
helped restore order in Bloody Kansas, and led an expedition against. . .
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