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GEN James Cooper

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GEN James Cooper

  • Birth 8 May 1810 Frederick County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 28 Mar 1863 Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, USA
  • Plot Area A Lot 48
  • Memorial ID 5894008

Civil War Union Brigadier General, US Congressman, US Senator. He was admitted to the bar in 1834 and was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh Congresses, serving until 1843. In 1848, he served as Attorney General of Pennsylvania and was elected to the United States Senate in 1849, serving until 1855. At the start of the Civil War in 1861, he was authorized by President Abraham Lincoln to raise a volunteer Maryland Brigade and commissioned Brigadier General. He campaigned in West Virginia until 1862 and due to poor health he was appointed commandant at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, serving until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 26 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5894008
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for GEN James Cooper (8 May 1810–28 Mar 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5894008, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .