Isaac Newton Cooper(1830 - 1864)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Promoted to First Lieutenant on 14 September 1862. His brother Thomas Porter Cooper was mortally wounded at Fox's Gap that day.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. His picture from a photograph courtesy Carolyn Cooper Bishop, Greenwood, SC as published by Davis.
|Birth Date: 11/23/1830 Place of Birth: Laurens District, SC |
Death Date: 05/12/1864 Death Place: Spotsylvania, VA
1 Davis, Sam B., A History of the 3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Battalion (James Battalion): 1861-1865 , Wilmington (NC): Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2009, pp. 68-71, Roster [AotW citation 15952]
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