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