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Joseph Alexander Cooper
Birth: Nov. 25, 1823
Whitley County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 20, 1910
Stafford County
Kansas, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. After serving in the Mexican War, he took part in politics as an anti-secessionist and when Tennessee seceded from the union, he moved to Kentucky and joined the Union as a Captain in the 1st Tennessee Infantry. After being in combat in some engagements in Tennessee, he was commissioned Colonel of the 6th Tennessee and took part in the Battles of Stone's River, Chickamauga and the Chattanooga Campaign. In 1864, he was promoted Brigadier General, commanded a brigade at the Battle a Jonesborough, at the Franklin and Nashville Campaigns and during the advance on Bentonville. For his service during the war, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers and left the Army in 1866. After the war, he was briefly in politics and was a Internal Revenue collector for ten years before moving to Kansas to engage in farming. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  John Cooper (1780 - 1854)
  Hester Sage Cooper (1793 - 1878)
  Mary Jane Hutson Cooper (1830 - 1864)*
  William Riley Cooper (1847 - 1926)*
  Henry T Cooper (1852 - 1914)*
  Squire Hunter Cooper (1854 - 1901)*
  Ephraim Cooper (1817 - 1864)*
  Mahulda Cooper Lindsay (1819 - 1886)*
  Mahala Cooper Jackson (1822 - 1891)*
  Joseph Alexander Cooper (1823 - 1910)
  Sylvester Cooper (1826 - 1919)*
  William P. Cooper (1829 - 1903)*
  Fountain Cooper (1831 - 1904)*
  Lindsey Cooper (1833 - 1916)*
  M. L. Cooper (1835 - 1908)*
*Calculated relationship
Knoxville National Cemetery
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section X, Grave 1A
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Nanci Hess
Record added: Jun 22, 2001
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- Alonzo Lawson
 Added: Oct. 13, 2016
Thank you, General for your lifetime service to our country. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 20, 2016

- nyfirebird2003
 Added: Nov. 25, 2015
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