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Cockrell, Francis Marion

Cockrell, Francis Marion kŏk´rəl [key], 1834–1915, Confederate general and U.S. senator, b. Johnson co., Mo. Enlisting as a private with Confederate forces in the Civil War, he became a brigadier general in 1863. Cockrell's Brigade was a famous unit in the Western fighting. After the war Cockrell entered Democratic politics, and in 1874 Missouri elected him to the U.S. Senate, where he served until 1905.

See biography by F. M. Cockrell II (1962).

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