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Robert L. McCook (1827-1862), a local attorney of Irish descent with strong connections to the local German community, commanded the German 9th regiment (Die Neuner) during the Civil War. After leading heroically in many battles in Kentucky and Tennessee, he was killed in action in August 1862. His regiment honored him with this tribute. The bust of Colonel McCook is the earlier of the two portraits sculpted by Cincinnatian Leopold Fettweis for Washington Park, a neighborhood hub since the early 1860's. Fettweis worked in a family-owned monument business located on West McMicken Street near Vine. Created by Leopold Fettweis in 1878
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