(1835 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 9th New York Infantry
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.
On the 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 rest of the War
His funeral was held on 2 October 1862 at the Church of All Souls, NYC.
References & notes
1835 in NY
09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY