FULL STANDING CDV OF CAPTAIN JOSEPH J. COOPER, 39TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY

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Very nice clean image of Cooper posed with his right arm resting on a column next to his forage cap. The cap has an infantry insignia at front with the number “39” clearly visible at center. Cooper wears a dark frock coat with Captain’s shoulder straps and light trousers. At his waist is his sash, sword belt with rectangular eagle plate and Model 1850 Foot Officer’s sword.

Image is clear and clean with great contrast.

Reverse has photographer’s imprint for H. B. KING…TAUNTON. There is also collector information in pencil. Image identification is confirmed by online image.

Joseph John Cooper was born May 8, 1828 in England. He was living in Taunton, Massachusetts when he was commissioned Captain of Company F, 39th Massachusetts Infantry on August 27, 1862.

The 39th was eventually assigned to the 5th Corps of the Army of the Potomac and was engaged at Mine Run, Laurel Hill, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad and Hatchers Run where Captain Cooper was wounded on February 6, 1865. He was promoted Major by brevet on April 1, 1865 and was mustered out at Readville, Massachusetts on June 2, 1865.

After the war Cooper returned to Taunton where he was an active member of the William H. Bartlett Post #3 of the GAR. He died in Taunton on August 22, 1912 and was buried there in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  [ad]

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