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. A. 1815) was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, June 12, 1798, and served in the army, receiving the brevet of colonel for his services in the Mexican War. He resigned in March, 1861, to enter the service of the Confederacy. He was appointed general on May 16th, but, owing to his age, took no active part in the field. He was adjutant and inspector-general of the Confederate States army throughout the entire war, performing his duties with great thoroughness and ability. He died at Cameron, Virginia, December 3, 1876. Army of the Shenandoah Major-General Kenton Harper of the Virginia State forces, had collected about two thousand Virginia volunteers at Harper's Ferry as early as April 21, 1861. He was relieved on the 28th by Colonel Thomas J. Jackson, and the mustering in of volunteers went rapidly on. On May 24th, Brigadier-General Joseph E. Johnston assumed command of the troops, and on June 30th, there were 10,654 present for duty, in four brigades and cavalry. This
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cooper, Samuel 1798-1876 (search)
Cooper, Samuel 1798-1876 Military officer; born in Hackensack, N. J., June 12, 1798; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1815; brevetted colonel for services in the Mexican War; and became adjutant-general of the army. In March, 1861, he resigned and entered the Confederate army, becoming adjutant-general and inspector-general. He published A concise system of instructions and regulations for the militia and volunteers of the United States. He died in Cameron, Va., Dec. 3, 1876.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
a parentage, commanded light artillery along the Potomac; major, February, 1862, and chief of artillery, Department of North Carolina; colonel Twenty-seventh North Carolina Regiment, Infantry, April, 1862; brigadier-general, November I, 1862; brigade composed of Fifteenth, Twenty-seventh, Forty-sixth, Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth North Carolina Regulars, A. P. Hill's Light Division; died in Richmond, Va., April 10, 1891. Samuel Cooper, general, C. S. A., May 16, 1861; died at Cameron, Alexandria county, Va., December 3, 1876; adjutant and inspector-general, C. S. A., May 16, 1861, to close of war. Montgomery Dent Corse, colonel, Seventeenth Virginia Infantry, May-June, 1861; brigadier-general, November 1, 1862; died at Alexandria, Va., February 1, 1895. Commands—Brigade composed of Fifteenth, Seventeenth, Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth and Thirty-second Virginia Regiments, Pickett's Division, Longstreet's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. James Dearing, major, Thirty-eighth Batta
in others there are no Union men. On Tuesday afternoon the Henry Clay Guards and the Rough and Ready Rifles, of the Wheeling Regiments, and two companies of the Ohio Sixteenth, left the camp and marched up to the town of Fairmont, a distance of 18 miles. They succeeded in taking possession of the town peaceably, and at last accounts were guarding the bridges in the vicinity. The burnt bridges are being speedily repaired by a large volunteer force from this city. As we passed Cameron, Virginia, upon our return, we found the Union men bringing in the Secessionists from the country to make them take the oath of allegiance and swear to support the Constitution of the United States. Just as we were leaving the camp at the burnt bridges, yesterday, about 500 of the Ohio 16th were ordered to march. They were soon ready and under way. They started in the direction of Fairmont, and if nothing happened to them, they reached that place yesterday afternoon. Gen. Butler's co
defeat. It is supposed that the Secessionists will make another stand at or near Lexington. They are now commanded by Col. Wrightman, late of the Federal army. Gen. Lyon had two killed, nine wounded, and one missing. Dr. Quarles, of St. Louis, is one of the Confederates killed. St. Louis, June 20.--Two field- places and a number of muskets were captured by the Iowa Federal troops at Hanson, on the Hannibal Railroad, on Wednesday. Twenty-three Secessionists were also captured at Cameron, and several wagon loads of lead, a quantity of power and eight cannon. Seventy head of cattle were captured by the Federal troops at Rolla, and twenty five prisoners were also taken. Col. Solomon's Regiment left Rolla on the 17th for Springfield. Col. Seigel's Regiment will soon follow. Skirmish between the Missourians and Kansas soldiers. St. Louis, June 19.--Advices from Kansas City, Via St. Joseph, give the following account of the engagement near Independence on Thursday la
egularity, and without trouble from any source. The employees of the company, numbering some hundreds, have all recently taken the oath of allegiance. The War in Missouri. St. Joseph, Oct. 16. --Eighty of Maj. James's cavalry, at Cameron, on Saturday, came upon 250 or 300 rebels in a corn-field, twenty miles South of Cameron, in Ray county, Mo. The advance guard of our men routed them, the rebels seeking refuge in the timber. Our guard was then reinforced by thirty of the Cameron, in Ray county, Mo. The advance guard of our men routed them, the rebels seeking refuge in the timber. Our guard was then reinforced by thirty of the cavalry, when they completely drove them from that section killing eight and taking five prisoners. Four Federals were wounded and one killed. Our cavalry were at first fired on by 75 men. One Lieutenant had thirty-two bullet holes in his clothes, and six of the shots scratched his skin. The Missouri State Convention yesterday passed an ordinance postponing the State election till the first Monday in November, 1862. The ordinance was passed by a vote of 49 to 1, It is reported that Bog
ht's cavalry and about 400 rebels, previously reported, the latter lost 62 killed and 17 wounded, 4 mortally, and 36 were taken prisoners. Maj. Wright's loss was only one killed and a few wounded. Capture of scouting parties by the rebels. Hudson, Mo., October 20. --Messengers say that a scouting party from Cameron, numbering one hundred men, have been taken prisoners by some six hundred rebels at Micabam, Cald well county. A detachment of four hundred United States troops at Cameron were ready to march to the rescue when the train left. Another party of from forty to sixty rebels was in Carroll county, and had captured seventeen of Colonel Morgan's men.--Colonel Morgan had started in pursuit. Movements of the rebels. St. Louis, October 21. --Union scouts report the total number of armed rebels in Southeastern Missouri at six thousand. A man direct from General Price's army, says Jackson's rebel Legislature is in session at Stockton, the county seat o