M, b. 10 July 1842, d. 28 April 1862
George W. Cooper
was born on 10 July 1842 at Talladega, Alabama. The 1850 Federal Census enumerated him as a member of Sarah Cooper's
household; Sarah Cooper, 48, born North Carolina; Sylvester 20, farmer; Joseph, 16; Sarah, 14; Martha, 12; George, 9; all born Alabama. George W. Cooper served in the Confederate Army during Civil War on April 22, 1861, he joined the Buena Vista Rifles, Mississippi Volunteers. He joined Company A of the 17th Mississippi Infantry as a Private on May 30, 1861, in Corinth, Mississippi, at age 19 for a 12 month enlistment by T. L. Rogers. He was a farmer and single. He fought along with his two brothers, Sylvester and Joseph T. He served in the 17th Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers until his death. He died on 28 April 1862 at Chimborazo Hospital No. 5, Richmond, Virginia, at age 19 of Fibris Continua (malaria?). He was due 4 months and 17 days pay at $11 per month. The Confederate States of America, Treasury Department of the Second Auditor's Office on August 25, 1862, issued a Treasury Certificate for $50.23 made payable to Joseph T. Cooper, Attorney, for Sarah Cooper, mother and a widow. In court papers filed in Mississippi regarding this death of her son, she was shown to be living in Monroe County, Mississippi (the county next to Chickasaw County.) He was buried Soldiers' section, Section B, Grave #182;
www.southernsoldiers.org handled purchasing and installation in Hollywood Cemetery. Erected January 2009. Thesymbolwas designed by the Veteran's Administration and is reserved for Confederate soldiers. It is called the "Southern Cross of Honor". at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.