arms and disperse, on the morning of the 19th April, 1775.
Early manifesting such a heroic spirit, it was not surprising that he should have been found upon the night of 16th June marching with Prescott, and working all night upon a redoubt on Breed's Hill (mistaken for Bunker Hill, in the darkness of the night), and obeying sturdy old Putnam's orders on the morning of the 17th, not to fire till they could see the whites of the eyes of the British.
He afterwards served with distinction in Knox's regiment of artillery, and upon his tombstone appears the following inscription: Sacred to the memory of Major Samuel Cooper of the Revolutionary Army, who in the first onset struck for liberty.
He fought at Lexington, Bunker Hill, Brandywine, Monmouth, Germantown, and on other sanguinary fields, and continued to wield the sword in defence of his country until victory crowned her arms.
At the close of the Revolutionary War, Major Cooper married Miss Mary Horton, of Dutchess county, New