(1830 - 1864)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
He enlisted in Company C, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion as Corporal on 2 December 1861 at Columbia, SC at age 31. Elected 2nd Lieutenant on 30 April 1862.
On the Campaign
Promoted to First Lieutenant on 14 September 1862. His brother Thomas Porter Cooper was mortally wounded at Fox's Gap that day.
The rest of the War
Wounded slightly in the arm at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863 and again at Chickamauga, GA in the thigh on 20 September 1863. He was mortally wounded in the head by canister shot at Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA on 8 May and died there on 12 May 1864.
After the War
Probably buried where he died, there is a memorial for him at Mt. Olive Baptist Cemetery, Laurens County, SC.
References & notes
Basic information from Davis1. His picture from a photograph courtesy Carolyn Cooper Bishop, Greenwood, SC as published by Davis.
11/23/1830; Laurens District, SC
05/12/1864 Spotsylvania, VA