Francis Morgan “Frank” Cooley

Francis Morgan “Frank” Cooley

Birth
New York, USA
Death 24 Nov 1890 (aged 55)
San Francisco County, California, USA
Burial San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA
Plot Section OS, Row 47, Site 4
Memorial ID 26055975 · View Source
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San Francisco Call, Volume 67, Number 180, 27 November 1890, pg 2, col 3: Colonel Cooley's Funeral. The funeral of the late Colonel [sic] Francis M. Cooley will take place on Sunday afternoon next at 1:30 o'clock from the hall of George H. Thomas Post, No. 2, G.A.R., 320 Post street. The remains will be interred at the National Cemetery, at the Presidio, and the funeral will be conducted by the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.
[courtesy of Adriana]
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Civil War Union Army Officer. Captain, 5th Pennsylvania Infantry.

Captain, 11th United States Regular Infantry.
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Francis Morgan was the child of Lucius Morgan and Sally Maria Cooley. He was educated at Ball's Academy, Hoosick Falls, and Poultney Academy, Poultney, Vermont; he taught school for a few months, then entered the employ of the Walter A. Wood Company, later in 1857 engaging in business in Hoosick Falls on his own account; at the outbreak of the civil war he recruited a company at his own expense; the company was mustered into the United States service, April 20, 1861, at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, as Company H, Fifth Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, of which he was captain; he was at Alexandria in 1861 and saw the killing of Colonel Ellsworth at the Marshall House by the enraged Jackson; May 14, 1861, he was ordered to Boston, Massachusetts, where he assisted in recruiting and organizing a regiment; in 1862 his command was attached to what was later known as the Second Division, Fifth Army Corps; they were engaged in the Peninsular campaign with McClellan and with the Army of the Potomac under its many commanders. In 1864, with Grant in command, his regiment was in one of the battles of the Wilderness, Laurel Hill, Spotsylvania, Bethesda Church, and Cold Harbor; he was wounded several times, and during the assault on Petersburg, June 19, 1864, he received a severe wound; during the time between May 5 and June 19, 1864, he was under fire twenty-four days; he was breveted major for gallantry at Spotsylvania, lieutenant-colonel for his services at Petersburg, and colonel for his patriotic services in the final campaign; after the war he continued in the service of the government until his resignation in 1870; he engaged in cotton planting in the south, then removed to San Francisco where he served as a revenue agent; he was a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion; he married (first) Adeline Hickok, who bore him Charles, Walter and Anna; married (second) Alice Kingsbury; children: Frank, Earl, Sarah, Verdenel and Edmund. [courtesy of Bert]
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  • Created by: Carol
  • Added: 16 Apr 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 26055975
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Morgan “Frank” Cooley (18 Jan 1835–24 Nov 1890), Find a Grave Memorial no. 26055975, citing San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, USA ; Maintained by Carol (contributor 46859893) .