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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

Thomas Porter Cooper

(1826 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 14 September 1862 at Fox's Gap.

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information from Davis1.

Birth

1826; Laurens District, SC

Death

11/26/1862 Richmond, 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 15953]