SAMUEL COOPER. Partly printed LS: "S. Cooper," 1p,
7-7/8x10. Adjutant General's Office, Washington, 1852 August 13.
The highest ranking officer in the Confederate States of America
writes as U.S. Adjutant General to Major J.R. Smith, 7th Infantry.
In full: "Herewith you will receive your commission of Major
the receipt of which you will please acknowledge without delay.
herewith enclosed, will be filled up, subscribed, and returned."
Cooper, born in New Jersey, was one of the few West Point graduates of
Northern origin who sided with the Confederacy. He had fought in the
Seminole War and was on staff duty in the Mexican War. He had
first met Confederate President Jefferson Davis while Davis served as Secretary
of War under President Pierce (1853-1857). During the Civil War, Cooper served
as Adjutant and Inspector General. When President Davis fled Richmond after
Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox, Cooper fled with him. Usual folds, none
affecting signature, slight browning at folds, else fine..
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