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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