Cooper, William

Rank: Private

Unit: D Co, 2d Cavalry

Reenlisted: March 26, 1864 in Washington, D.C. He was 23. It was his third enlistment.

Date of birth: 1841

Hometown: Baden, Germany

Occupation prior to enlistment: Varnisher

Campaign: Civil War

Died: 24 October 1864

Age at death: 22 or 23

Cause of death: Died of wounds received in action (gunshot wound)

Location of fatality: Sandy Hook, Maryland

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Place of interment: Antietam National Cemetery, SharpsburgWashington CountyMaryland

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Note: 2nd enlistment was October 25, 1862 in Alexandria, Virginia in D Co, 2d Cavalry.  He was discharged on March 26, 1864 at Mitchell’s Station, Virginia, and held the rank of private.

He stood 5’5” with grey eyes, brown hair, and light complexion.