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James Cooper Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2162

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.

Dates

  • 1863 December 5

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections in March 2004.

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
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