James Cooper Letter
This collection contains a letter from Confederate soldier Jason Cooper, dated December 5, 1863 from Dalton, Ga. To his dear friend Farley, Cooper writes about the Confederate evacuation of Chattanooga, Tenn. General Bragg had left this unit on the 2nd of December. Cooper hopes that Bragg will be assigned to command of the Trans-Mississippi Department and [he] would desire then more than ever to accompany him. He reports that The Florida Brigade behaved well in the action- Farley has previously written Cooper that he is thinking of resigning his commission and joining a cavalry unit. Cooper discourages him because of his previous wounds and assures him that he should retain his commission though unable to fight at this time. No, Farley, there are many posts in rear of our army where your services would be much good to the service-- Cooper expresses that he would not mind if the war continued for years except for the suffering of the women and children.
- 1863 December 5
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This collection contains a letter from Confederate soldier Jason Cooper, dated December 5, 1863 from Dalton, Ga. To his dear friend Farley, Cooper writes about the Confederate evacuation of Chattanooga, Tenn.
There are several James Cooper servicemen. A possible James, who is serving in the Inspector Generals Department of the Army of the Tennessee, is suggested to be J. L. Cooper, an Adjutant's Aide Inspector General (AAIG) of Colonel Robert C. Tyler (Provost-Marshall on the staff of Braxton Bragg, Army of the Tennessee). There is also a James Cooper serving in the 1st Regiment, Louisiana Infantry in companies G and B, entering the service as a First Lieutenant and mustering out as a Captain. These may be the same individual. There are a G. D., George C. and George F. in Company F of the 1st Regiment, Louisiana Infantry.
Collection consists of a single folder.
Collection was purchased by Special Collections in March 2004.
- Chattanooga (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
- Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Infantry Regiment, 1st.
- Florida -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
- Soldiers -- Florida -- Correspondence.
- Soldiers -- Georgia -- Correspondence.
- Soldiers -- Tennessee -- Correspondence.
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.