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Cooper, William Allen


Age: 23, credited to Worcester, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/10/62, 1SGT, Co. C, 13th VT INF, comn 2LT, Co. K, 2/25/63 (3/7/63), m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 1839, Worcester, VT
Death: 01/27/1917

Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 1819
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 74156952


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/21/1891, MA; widow Elizabeth L., 2/7/1917, VT
Portrait?: VHS Collections, 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site


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Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)


WILLIAM A. COOPER was born in the town of Worcester, Vt., and volunteered and counted on the quota of the town of Worcester. Was active in promoting the enlistment of the East Mont- pelier Company and at the organization was at once made first sergeant and acted In this capacity with much credit until promoted to a lieutenancy in Company K, Feb- ruary 25, 1863. And the reader is referred to Company K history for further sketch of Comrade William A. Cooper see page 404.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 483


Was Former Resident of This City for Twenty Years

The following from the Montpelier Evening Argus concerning the death of William A. Cooper was for 20 years a resident of this city:

"The funeral of the late W. A. Cooper of West Berlin, who died at 10:45 o'clock Saturday morning (January 27) from general breakdown, took place at 1 o'clock this afternoon (January 29) from the Methodist church in Berlin, the Rev. L. Otis Sherburne, pastor, officiating. The body was placed in a vault In Green Mount cemetery, Montpelier. It was accompanied through this city and to the tomb by a delegation of men from the Grand Army post of this city.

The bearers were A. C. A. Leonard, C. L. Stack, A. H. Cole, George Ayers, George Williams and Milton Glines, all of Berlin. Among those present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Keegan, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buswell and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown all of Montpelier.

"William Allen Cooper married his wife Elizabeth Hancock on Thanksgiving day, November 27, 1860. Their fiftieth wedding anniversary was appropriately celebrated Nov. 24, 1910 in the hall in West Berlin. Mr. Cooper at the time of death was 71 years of age. His wife is a year younger. About the time that they observed their marriage anniversary, Mr. Cooper completed his work for the Central Vermont railway at the station in West Berlin where he had been for 12 years. Before that he lived in St. Albans for 20 years, also in Holyoke and Springfield, Mass. At the latter place he was railway secretary in the Y. M. C. A.

"Mr. Cooper and his brother were soldiers in the Civil War. The brother was killed at Cedar Creek. Mr. Cooper served first as sergeant in Company C, 1st Vermont regiment. Later was promoted to second lieutenant and transferred to Company K of the same regiment. He was mustered out in July, 1862. His sister included Mrs. L. A. Buswell, of Montpelier, Mrs. C. D. Hoyt, of Revere, Mass., and Mrs. C. S. McAllister of West Berlin. Prof. Cooper his son, is teacher in the schools in New Haven., Conn.

Source: St. Albans Weekly Messenger, February 6, 1917.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.