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Cooper, Samuel, 1798-1876



  • Existence: 1798 - 1876


Samuel Cooper (June 12, 1798 – December 3, 1876) was a career United States Army staff officer, serving during the Second Seminole War and the Mexican–American War. Although little-known today, Cooper was technically the highest-ranking general officer in the Confederate States Army throughout the American Civil War, even outranking Robert E. Lee. After the conflict, Cooper remained in Virginia as a farmer.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

James Longstreet letter

Identifier: Mss 857520
Mss 857520
Date(s): 1857-09-20
Scope and Contents

Letter from James Longstreet in Fort Bliss, Texas to Col. Samuel Cooper in which he transmits recruiting account for 1st quarter. Countersigned by Edward D. Townsend as Assistant Adj. Gen. Enclosure lacking. Three signatures on slips of paper filed with letter.

Samuel Cooper letter

Identifier: Mss 782656
Mss 782656
Date(s): 1782-12-06

In English.

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