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J. C. Copp letter

J. C. Copp letter, 1862 Jul. 19
J. C. Copp letter
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1862 Jul. 19
Letter, 19 July 1862, from J. C. Copp (ca. 1840-1896), Company G, 19th Massachusetts Regiment, to B. L. White (1795-1872) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, regarding the death of White's son George R. White (1840-1862) at the battle of Glendale (Frayser's Farm) in Henrico County, Virginia, on 30 June 1862
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John C. Copp was born about 1840 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to George W. Copp (b. ca. 1801) and Margaret Copp (b. ca. 1815). Before the Civil War, Copp worked as a confectioner. When the war began, Copp enlisted in Company C, 3rd Massachusetts Infantry--a 3 month regiment--on 16 April 1861 and was mustered in on 23 April 1861. Mustered out on 22 July 1861, Copp enlisted in Company G, 19th Massachusetts Infantry, on 23 August 1861 and was mustered in on 28 August 1861. Copp reenlisted 20 December 1863 and was mustered out of the service 20 July 1865. Copp was a musician in the army. After the war ended, he returned to Cambridge (Boston) and became a bookbinder. Copp entered the National Homes for disabled soldiers in Togus, Maine, in 1893 because of rheumitism, heart disease, and other health issues that began in 1866. Copp married Frances Wood (1839-1930) 1 March 1864, and they had no children. Copp died from acute alcoholism at the soldiers' home on 29 July 1896. He was buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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