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William J Cooper

Birth: 15 Sep 1845

Death: 7 Sep 1899


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Served in Company D, 11th Inf., Mississippi as Pvt

Unit Details:
11th Infantry Regiment was organized at Corinth, Mississippi, in May, 1861, and mustered into Confederate service at Lynchburg, Virginia. Its companies were recruited into Confederate service at Lynchburg, Virginia. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Neshoba, Yazoo, Monroe, Coahome, Noxubee, Chickasaw, Lowndes, Lamar, Carroll, and Lafayette. It fought at First Manassas under General B.E. Bee, then was assigned to General Whiting's, Law's, and J.R. Davis' Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 11th served with the army from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor except when it was with Longstreet at Suffolk. Later it was involved in the Petersburg siege south of the James River in the Appomattox Campaign. This regiment lost 7 killed and 21 wounded at First Manassas and totalled 504 effectives in April, 1862. It had 18 killed, 142 wounded, and 3 missing at Gaines' Mill, 4 killed and 55 wounded at Second Manassas, and 8 killed and 96 wounded in the Maryland Campaign. Of the 592 engaged at Gettysburg, thirty-four percent were disabled, and there were 9 casualties en route from Pennsylvania. It surrendered 3 officers and 15 men. The commanders were Colonels F.M. Green, Philip F. Liddell, William H. Moore, and Reuben O. Reynolds; Lieutenant Colonels Samuel F. Butler, William B. Lowry, and George W. Shannon; and Majors T.S. Evans and Alexander H. Franklin.

Possible gravesites:
Profile photo:  W. J. CooperW. J. Cooper
15 Sep 1845 - 7 Sep 1898
Cedarlawn Cemetery
Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Mississippi

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