|Death: ||Sep. 16, 1861|
Enlisted as an 18 yr. old resident of Sigourney, Keokuk Co. Ia. on July 3, 1861 at Sigourney, Ia. as a private in Co. F, 5th Iowa Infantry. In the hospital when the regiment was at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. on Aug. 13, 1861. Died of chronic diarrhea on Sept. 16, 1861 at Jefferson City, Mo. Taken from a letter dated Oct. 6, 1861, "George W. Cooper, formerly of Sigourney and about 19 yrs. old, died in the hospital at Jefferson City of a protracted illness of more then a month. He first took the fever and when he was getting well of that he took the diarrhea which caused his death". Buried near the hospital his remains were moved after the war to the National Cemetery at Jefferson City, Mo. and buried as an unknown U.S. soldier.
Jefferson City National Cemetery
Created by: John Franklin Horrighs
Record added: Jun 15, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112372496
Judy K. Roberts
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