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Gen Douglas Hancock Cooper

Gen Douglas Hancock Cooper

Birth
Amite County, Mississippi, USA
Death 29 Apr 1879 (aged 63)
Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Fort Washita, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 4507 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Prior to the Civil War, he served as U.S. Agent to the Choctaws in the Oklahoma Indian Territory. In 1855, he successfully negotiated a treaty between the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations and organized a militia at Fort Washita, Oklahoma. At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, he was commissioned a Colonel of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Mounted Rifles. From the fall of 1861 to September 1862, he commanded his Mounted Rifles in engagements against Union forces in Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri. In May 1863, he was promoted Brigadier General and given the command of the Confederate Indian Territory District. Cooper commanded what was known as the "Indian Brigade" in Major General Price's second invasion of Missouri in 1864, which was his last action of the war. After the war, he continued to live in the Oklahoma Indian Territory and was an ardent supporter of Choctaw and Chickasaw land claims against the Federal government.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 10 Feb 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4507
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Douglas Hancock Cooper (1 Nov 1815–29 Apr 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4507, citing Fort Washita Post Cemetery, Fort Washita, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .