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Samuel Cooper
Birth: Jun. 12, 1798
New Hackensack
Dutchess County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 3, 1876
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA

Civil War Confederate General. In 1815, he graduated from the US Military Academy and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Army Light Artillery. He served in artillery units until 1837, when he was appointed chief clerk of the US War Department. In 1842, he served in the Seminole War, was promoted Colonel, saw action in the Mexican-American War and was appointed Adjutant General in 1852. At the outbreak of the Civil War, his loyalties were with the South and he resigned his commission in March 1861. He was immediately given a commission as Brigadier General, Adjutant and Inspector General of the Confederate Army, a post he held the entire war. In 1862, he was promoted to full general, the highest ranking officer in the Confederate Army and reported directly to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Cooper's last official act was to preserve the official records of the Confederate Army and turn them over to the United States Government at the war's end. After the war, he returned to his plantation in Virginia and was farmer until his death. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Samuel Cooper (1756 - 1840)
  Sarah Maria Mason Cooper (1800 - 1890)*
  Samuel Cooper (1836 - 1908)*
  Sarah Maria Cooper Wheaton (1836 - 1858)*
  Virginia Mason Cooper Dawson (1843 - 1913)*
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Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery
Alexandria City
Virginia, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 38.80242, -77.05686
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Record added: Mar 12, 2000
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