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Federal (USV)


Charles C. Cooper

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 20 year old apprentice shoemaker living with his mother Julia in Philadelphia. He enlisted and mustered into service there as a Private in Company E, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was listed as wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and afterward as "missing", but he had been killed in or near the West Woods there.

The rest of the War

He was listed on the muster rolls as missing to February 1864, then as "presumed dead."

References & notes

His service from Bates1 and the Card File,2 with death details from his Compiled Service Records , as researched & posted by Jim Buchanan on Walking the West Woods. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.


c. 1840 in PA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11737]