Saturday, March 8, 2014

Charles Cooper, Civil War Veteran

Civil War Veteran Charles Cooper is buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. According to an article in the Sandusky Register of March 9, 1939, Charles N. Cooper enlisted in the Army in 1864 when he was still a teenager. He served as a private in Company F, 68th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. For over twenty years, Mr. Cooper made his home at the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in Sandusky, Ohio. He died on March 8, 1939, at the age of 90.  Mr. Cooper was the last surviving member of the McMeens Post No. 19, Grand Army of the Republic. He was survived by two nephews,Charles and John Gates of Washington, D.C.

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