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Civil War Soldiers - Cooper

Cooper, James, brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Frederick county, Md., May 8, 1810. He attended St. Mary's college, and afterwards Washington college, being graduated at the latter institution in 1832. He was admitted to the bar in 1834, practiced in Gettysburg, Pa., and was from 1839 to 1843 a member of the lower house of Congress. He was then member of the state legislature from 1844 to 1848, being speaker of the assembly in 1847, was attorney- general of the state in 1848, and from 1849 to 1855 United States senator. He afterwards settled in Frederick City, Md., and in 1861 commanded the Union volunteers in that state, being commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers May 17, 1861. He subsequently commanded Camp Chase, until his death, which occurred there March 28, 1863.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

Cooper, Joseph A., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Pulaski county, Ky., Nov. 25, 1823. He served during the Mexican war in the 4th Tenn. infantry, then became a planter, and at the outbreak of the Civil war entered the Union army as captain in the 1st Tenn. infantry. He was promoted colonel of the 6th Tenn. infantry in 1862, served in East Tennessee and Georgia, and on July 4, 1864, was made brigadier-general, in which capacity he commanded in the march through Georgia. He commanded a division in the battle of Nashville, and in North Carolina in 1865. On March 13, 1865, he was brevetted major-general of volunteers. Returning to Tennessee in 1866, he was commander of state troops in 1866 and 1867, and subsequently was from 1869 to 1879 collector of internal revenue. He then resumed farming in Kansas.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

General, C. S. A., May 16, 1861.
Adjutant and Inspector General, C. S. A., from May 16, 1861, until the close of the war.
Died at Cameron, Alexandria County, Virginia, December 3, 1876.

Cooper, Samuel, born in New York, appointed from New York cadet United States Military Academy, May 25, 1813; graduated thirty- sixth in a class of forty.
Brevet second lieutenant, Light Artillery, December 11, 1815.
Second lieutenant, November 15, 1817; transferred to First Artillery, June 1, 1821.
First lieutenant, July 6, 1821 ; transferred to Second Artillery, August 16, 1821 ; transferred to Fourth Artillery, December 1, 1824.
Captain, June 11, 1836, to July 15, 1852.
Brevet major, assistant and adjutant general, July 7, 1838.
Lieutenant colonel, assistant adjutant general, March 3, 1847.
Colonel and adjutant general, July 15, 1852.
Brevet captain, July 6, 1831, for ten years' faithful service in one grade, and
Colonel, May 30, 1848, for meritorious conduct, particularly in the performance of his duties in the prosecution of the war with Mexico.
Resigned March 7, 1861.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898

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