The Resource Samuel Cooper letter

Samuel Cooper letter

Label
Samuel Cooper letter, 1861 June 29
Title
Samuel Cooper letter
Inclusive dates
1861 June 29
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 29 June 1861, from Gen. Samuel Cooper, Richmond, to Gen. Robert E. Lee, requesting that Lee order Lieutenant John M. Lee to report for duty to Col. William Gilham
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
Samuel Cooper was born 12 June 1798 in Hackensack, New Jersey, to Samuel Cooper and Mary Horton Cooper. He was a career United States military officer, serving during the Second Seminole War and the Mexican-American War. In 1827 he married Sarah Maria Mason, sister of James M. Mason of Virginia and relative of Robert E. Lee. In March 1861 Cooper resigned from the United States Army to join the Confederate States Army. He served as both Adjutant General and Inspector General of the Confederate Army and was promoted to a full general in May 1861. His last act in office was to preserve the official records of the Confederate Army and turned them over to the United States government, where they became part of the Official Records, The War of the Rebellion. After the war he returned to farm his family home "Cameron," near Alexandria, Virginia. He died 3 December 1876 and was buried at Christ Church Cemetery in Alexandria.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Samuel Cooper letter
Note
Part of the War Department Record Division, Rebel Archives
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
National Archives
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001619492
Type of unit
p.

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