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Cooper, William Allen

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 23, credited to Worcester, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/10/62, 1SGT, Co. C, 13th VT INF, comn 2LT, Co. K, 2/25/63 (3/7/63), m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1839, Worcester, VT
Death: 01/27/1917

Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 1819
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 74156952

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: VHS off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site

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Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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Biographies

WILLIAM A. COOPER was born in the town of Worcester, Vt., and volunteered and counted on the quota of the town of Worcester. Was active in promoting the enlistment of the East Montpelier Company and at the organization was at once made first sergeant and acted In this capacity with much credit until promoted to a lieutenancy in Company K, February 25, 1863. And the reader is referred to Company K history for a further sketch of Comrade William A. Cooper see page 404.

Source: Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865

Obituary

Funeral services for William A. Cooper, whose death occurred at his home in West Berlin Saturday afternoon, were held at his late home Monday afternoon. Death was due to a long illness, following a nervous breakdown.

Mr. Cooper was a Civil War veteran, was prominent in the Methodist church work, and was a man much admired and respected in the community in which he resided for so many years.

He is survived by a wife, and one son, Prof. E. A. Cooper, formerly a member of Montpelier Seminary faculty, and two sisters, Mrs. E. L. Bushwell, and Mrs. Thomas Kergan, the latter of Montpelier.

Source: Burlington Free Press, Feb. 1, 1917

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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