|Death: ||May 3, 1869|
U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
about Abraham Cooper
Name: Abraham Cooper
Residence: Astoria, Illinois
Enlistment Date: 8 Jun 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Illinois
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company H, Illinois 85th Infantry Regiment on 27 Aug 1862.
Promoted to Full Corporal.
Mustered out on 05 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC.
85th Ill Infantry Co. H
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Compiled and published under the Auspices of the
Henry J. Aten
First Sergeant Company G
Member of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland
SERGEANT ABRAHAM COOPER, aged eighteen, born in Coshocton county, Ohio, removed with his parents to Illinois in 1846, and settled on a farm near Astoria, where he enlisted as a tinner. He served to the close of the war, was promoted sergeant and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Illinois at the close of the war, and was working at his trace in Bath, when he fell ill with a fever. While recovering, but perhaps not conscious of what he did, he was drowned in the Illinois river in about 1866.
Recruiting for Company H was commenced on July 31st, and by the 6th of August, 1862, the first of two companies enlisted at Astoria had been enrolled. As with Company G, this company stands on the record as having been enrolled by the FHon. S. P. Cummings. At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: Nathaniel McClelland, captain, Luke Elliot, first lieutenant, and William Cohren, second lieutenant.
During the three years' service 29 of this company were hit with shot or shell, 4 of whom were killed action , 1 died of wounds, 24 received wounds from which they recovered or were discharged, 6 officers resigned, 11 men died of disease, 24 were discharged, 6 were transferred, and 45 were present at the final muster out.
Of Company H it may be fairly said that it performed its full measure of duty, bore its full share of hardships and suffered it full proportion of loss. The record of the regiment was made brighter by its harmonious action in camp and field, by its steady, soldierly bearing in battle, and its prompt and intelligent response to every call for duty
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