site logo
[no picture yet]

[no picture yet]

Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Akin Beaty Cooper

(c. 1836 - 1864)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 25, he enlisted as Private, Company L, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 30 September 1861. He was elected 2nd Lieutenant on 14 May 1862 and slightly wounded in the neck at Savage Station, VA on 29 June.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his thigh in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and promoted to First Lieutenant to date from the battle.

The rest of the War

He was in hospitals in Richmond and Manchester, VA and returned to duty about December 1862. He was killed in action at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 October 1864 and probably buried in an unmarked grave on the field.

References & notes

His service from Swain1 and the Roll,2 which says he was killed at Strasburg, VA on 13 October, earlier in the Valley Campaign. Personal details from family genealogists. A memorial to him and other soldiers is in the First United Methodist Churchyard, Conway, SC via Findagrave.


c. 1836; Conway, Horry District, SC


10/19/1864; Cedar Creek, VA


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 474  [AotW citation 24474]

2   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company L, 7th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24475]