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Muster Roll Regarding Bennett J. Cooper

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0892

This muster roll records that Bennett J. Cooper mustered into Company F of the 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry (commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Abraham E. Garrett) at the rank of 1st Lieutenant on March 8, 1864 in order to fill an original vacancy. The document was officially approved at Carthage, Tennessee on March 21, 1864.

Dates

  • 1864 March 8, 21

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This muster roll records that Bennett J. Cooper mustered into Company F of the 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry (commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Abraham E. Garrett) at the rank of 1st Lieutenant on March 8, 1864 in order to fill an original vacancy. The document was officially approved at Carthage, Tennessee on March 21, 1864.

Biographical/Historical Note

Bennett J. Cooper was born to Dabney and Luaney (Tolar) Cooper near Lafayette (Macon County) Tennessee on January 28, 1834. He enlisted in Company E of the 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry as a Private on October 21, 1863 and formally mustered in on December 10, 1863 in Nashville. Cooper was transferred to Company F and promoted to First Lieutenant in March of 1864. He promoted again to Captain in April of the same year. He mustered out in Nashville, Tennessee on May 16, 1865. In November of 1866, Cooper settled near Sarcoxie in Jasper County, Missouri where he and four others purchased a tract of land totaling 400 acres. He farmed and raised stock on part of this land until 1891, when he disposed of his holdings and began living in retirement near Sarcoxie. Bennett Cooper died in Neosho, Missouri of apoplexy on August 31, 1913 and is buried in Sarcoxie.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480