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 Joseph Alexander Cooper

Joseph Alexander Cooper

Birth
Whitley County, Kentucky, USA
Death 20 May 1910 (aged 86)
Stafford County, Kansas, USA
Burial Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Section X, Grave 1A
Memorial ID 5561944 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Major General. After serving in the Mexican War, he took part in politics as an anti-secessionist and when Tennessee seceded from the union, he moved to Kentucky and joined the Union as a Captain in the 1st Tennessee Infantry. After being in combat in some engagements in Tennessee, he was commissioned Colonel of the 6th Tennessee and took part in the Battles of Stone's River, Chickamauga and the Chattanooga Campaign. In 1864, he was promoted Brigadier General, commanded a brigade at the Battle a Jonesborough, at the Franklin and Nashville Campaigns and during the advance on Bentonville. For his service during the war, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers and left the Army in 1866. After the war, he was briefly in politics and was a Internal Revenue collector for ten years before moving to Kansas to engage in farming.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Nanci Hess
  • Added: 22 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5561944
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Alexander Cooper (25 Nov 1823–20 May 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5561944, citing Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .