Thursday, July 31, 2014

Norman Gridley Cooper.

Norman Gridley Cooper.

Birth: July 5, 1838, New York.
Death: February 4, 1913, Oberlin, Ohio.

Father: Levi Cooper.
Mother: Jane H. Schryoer Cooper.

Wife: Lucella Quereau Cooper, ( 1843-1910 ).
Married 1867.

Burial: Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio.

From Confederate Veteran, Volume 5, 1893.

Union Veteran's Story.  Norman G. Cooper, editor of the Coffee Cooler, Brooklyn, N. Y."On the 29th of August, 1862, I was a musket bearer in Company E, Twenty-fourth New York Infantry, First Brigade, First Division, First Army Corps, and, by carelessness in obeying the orders of our colonel, I got into a fight at Groveton, Va. The whole regiment was careless also; we ought to have known better. Our charge about dusk was not a success we got licked. Some sardine of a 'Johnny' shot a ball through my arm, and I didn't want any more shooting.

We all retreated. I could not get away fast enough, on account of loss of blood, and had to halt and keep halting, till I found myself alone. It was, perhaps, 8 p.m. when I looked to a small hill a short distance off and saw a lot of soldiers in the moonlight. I went toward them and hailed them as follows: "Are there any of the Twenty-fourth there?' The question came back: "Twenty-fourth what?' 1 replied: 'Twenty-fourth New York.' Some one said, 'Yes,' and a sergeant of a Texas regiment stepped toward me and said: 'You are a prisoner.' Then I was sold. Can you find that 'noneom.' for me? He gave me a drink of” water."

New York State Records.

COOPER, NORMAN G.—Age, 22 years. Enlisted, May 4, 1861, at I4ed Creek, to serve two years; mustered in as private, Co.E, May 1.7, 1801; wounded and captured, August 29, 1862, at Groveton, Va.; paroled, September 4, 1862, at Gainesville, Va.; rejoined the regiment, December 17, 1862; mustered in as second lieutenant, February 17, 1863; mustered out with company, May 29, 1873, at Elmira, N. Y.; commissioned second lieutenant, February 17, 1863, with rank from September 29,1862, vice M. A. Cory, promoted.

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