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Who’s Who of Huber Heights-Wayne Township?

I was born on September 8, 1828

I was born on a farm in Taylorsville, Wayne Township, Ohio

I graduated West Point in 1852

I was a Colonel in the 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

I was promoted to Brigadier General in 1862

I became a life-long friend to Rutherford B. Hayes

I commanded in these Civil War Battles

South Mountain

Antietam

Chickamauga

Battle of Appomattox Court House

I was promoted to Major General in 1864

I was in the room when Lee surrendered to Grant

I was appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant to command the Arizona Territory

I fought in the Great Sioux War of 1875-1882

I was instrumental in the capture of Geronimo

I was one of three commanders set out to fight the Sioux at the Little Big Horn

I fought at the Battle of Rosebud and was turned back causing General Custer to have less reinforcements at the Little Big Horn River

I spent my later years speaking out against the unjust treatment of the Indians

I died suddenly in Chicago on March 21, 1891 at the

age of 61

I’m buried at Arlington National Cemetery

My parents are buried in the Bethel Church Cemetery on Old Troy Pike

I am known as one of the greatest Indian fighters of our time

I was portrayed in the TV series” Deadwood “by Peter Coyote and by Gene Hackman in the 1993 movie “Geronimo: An American legend”

Who Am I ?

 

General George Crook

 

 

 

 

 

 

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