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Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Porter Cooper

(1826 - 1862)
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 on 2 December 1861 at Columbia, SC. He was promoted to 4th Sergeant by September 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action on 14 September 1862 at Fox's Gap.

The remainder of the War:
Held at Fort Delaware, he was sent to Aikens Landing, VA and exchanged on 2 November 1862. Promoted 3rd Sergeant 15 November(?) 1862. Admitted to the Winder Division Hospital, Richmond 1 November 1862 and died there on 26 November.

After the War:
His brother Isaac Newton Cooper was killed at Spotsylvania, VA in 1864.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.

Place of Birth: Laurens District, SC    
Death Date: 11/26/1862    Death Place: Richmond, 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 15953]

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