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Name  James Cooper
Died  October 14, 1869

James Fairlie Cooper James Fairlie Cooper Myers 1867 1929 Find A Grave Memorial
Born  September 2, 1814 New York City (1814-09-02)
Buried at  Oakland Cemetery Atlanta, Georgia
Allegiance  United States of America  Confederate States of America
Service/branch  United States Army  Confederate States Army
Years of service  1834–1837 (USA) 1861 (CSA)
Rank  Second Lieutenant (USA) Lieutenant Colonel (CSA)
Commands held  7th Georgia Infantry Regiment (CSA)
Education  United States Military Academy
Unit  3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment

Battles and wars  American Civil War

James Fairlie Cooper (September 2, 1814 – October 14, 1869) was an American minter and soldier.

James Fairlie Cooper James Fairlie Cooper Myers 1867 1929 Find A Grave Memorial

Biography

Cooper was born in New York City on October 2, 1814. He was an alumnus of the United States Military Academy at West Point; graduating in 1834 as 17th out of 36. Commissioned into the United States Army he served in the 3rd U.S. Infantry as a second lieutenant; doing topographical surveys and being stationed in Louisiana. Cooper resigned his commission in 1837.

By 1843, he had become the (third) superintendent of the Dahlonega Mint in Georgia and remained in the position until 1849. Forty-four percent of the mint's coinage was struck during his tenure.

When the American Civil war started in 1861, he briefly served in the Confederate States Army from May to December as lieutenant colonel of the 7th Georgia Infantry Regiment.

Afterwards, he became a civil engineer and surveyor. He died in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 14, 1869, and was buried there on Oakland Cemetery.

References

James Fairlie Cooper Wikipedia


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