Samuel Cooper, CSA

Born: June 12, 1798, Hackensack, New Jersey

Died: December 3, 1876, near Alexandria, Virginia
Buried: Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia



* Note: Prior to 1818, the U. S. Military Academy had no system of establishing class rank. Cooper's rank of 36th of 40 is based on length of time as a USMA cadet, not on academic merit.

(Source: Ezra J. Warner, Generals In Gray, (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1993), pp.1-350; Mark M. Boatner III, The Civil War Dictionary, (New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1959), pp. 1-954; Patricia L. Faust, ed., Historical Times Illustrated Encyclopedia Of The Civil War, (New York: Harper & Row, Publishers), pp. 1-850; Bruce Catton, The Civil War, (Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1987), pp. 323-350; Richard Owen and James Owen, Generals At Rest, (Shippensburg, Pennsylvania: White Mane Publishing Company, 1997), pp. 1-335; E. B. Long, The Civil War Day By Day An Almanac 1861-1865 (New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1971), pp. 2-697.)
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