George Crook
George R. Crook
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1830
Date of Death: 1890
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Soldier
Military Branch: United States Army (American Civil War)
Turtledove Appearances:
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Date of Death: 1864
Cause of Death: Shot by an AK-47 in combat
Military Branch: US Army (Second American Revolution)
George R. Crook (September 8, 1830 – 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.

George Crook in The Guns of the South Edit

During the Second American Revolution, General George Crook (1830-1864) was one of the commanders of the United States Army in the Eastern Theater. On May 9, 1864, his army of six or seven thousand men attacked Confederate forces under General Albert G. Jenkins just south of Cloyd's Mountain, Virginia. Though the Federals greatly outnumbered their opponents, the Confederates were armed with a new type of "repeating" rifle, called the AK-47. With these rifles, the Confederates were able to hold their position, and the Federals were forced to retreat to the north. General Crook and Colonel Rutherford Hayes were killed during the battle.

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