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Confederate Army General Orders Number 84

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Identifier: MS-3580

This small leaflet presents the order, issued by S. Cooper, that removed Colonel William Lowe and Colonel A.C. Harding from the army due to maltreatment of civilians. It also rescinds order number 11 of July 23, 1862, made by Major General John Pope because he also had been removed from the army.

Dates

  • 1862 November 10

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This small leaflet presents the order, issued by S. Cooper, that removed Colonel William Lowe and Colonel A.C. Harding from the army due to maltreatment of civilians. It also rescinds order number 11 of July 23, 1862, made by Major General John Pope because he also had been removed from the army.

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel Cooper was born on June 12, 1798, to Major and Mary (Horton) Cooper in New Hackersack, New York. He graduated from West Point in 1815 and pursued a career in the military. In 1836, he published a book called Cooper's Tactics. He was the Adjutant and Inspector General of the U.S. Army from 1852 to 1861. In March of 1861, he became the first officer to join the Confederate Army, and served it as Adjutant and Inspector General. At the end of the War, he oversaw the removal and safekeeping of Confederate War Department records.

Cooper married Sarah Mason on April 4, 1827, and they had two children, Virginia and Samuel (who served in both the U.S.A. and the C.S.A. artilleries). He died on December 3, 1876, in Alexandria, Virginia.

Abner Clark Harding was born on February 10, 1807, in East Hampton, Connecticut. He was raised in New York, and he was a banker, a teacher, and a lawyer in Illinois. He served in the Illinois legislature from 1840 to 1850. In 1862, he volunteered to fight, and he led the defense of Fort Donelson before resigning in 1863. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1865 to 1869. Harding died on July 19, 1874, in Monmouth, Illinois.

Wiliam W. Lowe was born in 1820 in Iowa. On February 1, 1862, he was appointed colonel of the 5th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry, known as the Curtis Horse Regiment. During the War, he was the Assistant Adjutant General, fought at Donelson, and battled guerillas around Clarksburg. He was still alive in 1915, in Appanoose County, Iowa, but no record of his death could be found.

John C. Pope was born on March 16, 1822, in Louisville, Kentucky to Nathaniel Pope and his wife. He graduated from West Point in 1842 and began a successful military command in the West. He was called to lead troops in Virginia but was such a disaster that he lost his command on September 21, 1862, and was sent back to the West. Later, he was appointed as the military governor of Atlanta, but was again removed from command, on December 28, 1867, and was sent back to the West. He retired from the military in 1886 and died on September 23, 1892 in Ohio.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this document in 1997.

Repository Details

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

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