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E.C. Cooper
E.C. Cooper

Federal (USV)


Edward C. Cooper

(1835 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 25 years. Enlisted May 4, 1861 at New York City and mustered in as Sergeant, Company C, to serve two years. He was promoted regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, May 4, 1861 and commissioned Second Lieutenant, Company E, November 23, 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 17 September 1862. In his after-action report Colonel Kimball wrote:
We have to lament the death of 2d Lieut. E. C. Cooper, who was wounded just as we entered the charge, who thought his wounds slight and refused to be carried from the field. He was a good officer, a brave and gallant soldier, and much beloved, and his loss is deeply regretted by the regiment.

The remainder of the War:
His funeral was held on 2 October 1862 at the Church of All Souls, NYC.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of New York1. His photograph from a CDV offered for sale by The Horse Soldier. Funeral notice from the New York Times of 1 October 1862, and burial place from the Green-Wood database.

Birth State: NY    
Death Date: 09/17/1862    Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD    Burial Place: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pp. 630 - 645  [AotW citation 12663]

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