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I.N. Cooper
I.N. Cooper

Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

Isaac Newton Cooper

(1830 - 1864)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

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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    



Notes

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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