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Adam M Cooper

Birth: 26 May 1828

Death: 27 Jun 1899

(Aged 71 years, 1 months, 1 days.)


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Served in Company G, 20th Inf., Mississippi as Sgt

Residence Winston County MS; 33 years old. Enlisted on 5/1/1862 at Winston County, MS as a Sergeant. On 5/1/1862 he mustered into "G" Co. MS 20th Infantry He was transferred out on 4/9/1865 at Smithfield, NC On 4/9/1865 he transferred into "G" Co. MS 15th Cons Infantry He was Surrendered on 4/26/1865 at Durham Station, NC Other Information: born 5/26/1828 in Winston County, MS died 6/27/1899 in Louisville, MS Buried: Poplar Flat Cemetery, Louisville, MS After the War he lived in Winston County, MS Sources used: - Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records - Mississippi Confederate Grave Registry
Unit Details:
20th Infantry Regiment was organized during the late summer of 1861 with men from Bolivar, Monroe, Noxubee, Adams, Scott, Carroll, and Newton counties. The unit moved to Virginia, then Tennessee where in February, 1862, it was captured at Fort Donelson. In this engagement it lost 19 killed of the 31 officers and 469 men present. The regiment was exchanged and assigned to Tilghman's and J.Adams' Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. For a time it served in the Vicksburg area, then transferred to the Army of Tennessee. Placed in J.Adams' and Lowry's Brigade, the 20th was involved in the Atlanta and Tennessee Campaigns and ended the war in North Carolina. Only a remnant surrendered on April 26, 1865. Its commanders were Colonels William N. Brown and D.R. Russell; Lieutenant Colonels D.H. Maury, Horace H. Miller, and Walter A. Rorer; and Majors William M. Chatfield, Thomas B. Graham, and C.K. Massey.

Possible gravesites:
Adam M Cooper
26 May 1828 - 27 Jun 1899
Poplar Flat Cemetery
Winston County, Mississippi

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