{⋆★⋆} BG Cooper, Samuel

Samuel Cooper

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Born:
June 12, 1798

Birthplace: New Hackensack, New York

Father: Major Samuel Cooper 1757 – 1840
(Buried: Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​

Mother: Mary Horton

Wife: Sarah Maria Mason 1800 – 1890
(Buried: Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​

Married: April 4, 1827 in Boston, Massachusetts

Children:

Sarah Maria Cooper Wheaton 1836 – 1858​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​
Lt. Samuel Cooper 1836 – 1908​
(Buried: Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​
Virginia Mason Cooper Dawson 1843 – 1913​
(Buried: Ivy Hill Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia)​

Education:

1815: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (36th in class)​

Occupation before War:
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1815 – 1817: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, Light Artillery​
1817 – 1821: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 2nd Artillery​
1821 – 1824: 1st Lt. United States Army, 2nd Artillery​
1824 – 1836: 1st Lt. United States Army, 4th Artillery​
1836 – 1852: Captain United States Army 4th Artillery​
1841 – 1842: Chief of Staff for Colonel William J. Worth​
1847 – 1852: Lt. Colonel United States Army, Assistant Adjutant General​
1852 – 1861: Colonel United States Army, Adjutant General​
1852 – 1861: In Charge of Adjutant General Office in Washington D.C.​
1857: Acting United States Secretary of War Department​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on March 7th

Civil War Career:
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1861 – 1865: Confederate States Adjutant General & Inspector General​
1861 – 1865: Served as General in the Confederate Army​

Occupation after War:

1866 – 1876: Farmer at Cameron Plantation near Alexandria, Virginia​

Died: December 3, 1876

Place of Death: Alexandria, Virginia

Cause of Death: Chest Pain

Age at time of Death: 78 years old

Burial Place: Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia
 
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There is a brief article about him following his biography in the book "Who Was Who in the Civil War". It seems Cooper was in such financial straits by 1870 that General Lee added an additional $100.00 (just for Cooper) to the $300.00 he had already raised for ex-confederate soldiers.
 
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