Military Records

Enoch M. COOPER enlisted as a private in the 4th Reg't, Ohio Infantry at Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 28, 1862, at the age of 44 years. Listed as corporal on muster rolls for August 13 to October 31, 1862. Description: height 5 feet 10 inches; light complexion; blue eyes; brown hair; born in Madison County, Kentucky; occupation at enlistment - Teamster. (All roles except this first list name as Enos M. COOPER although rank seems to switch back and forth between private and corporal.)

May/June 1863 muster rolls - Died at Murfreesboro, Tennessee June 26, 1863, of wounds. Remarks in the Company Descriptive Book: Wounded in right arm at Middleton Tennessee May 22nd, 1863, and died from effects of wound in hospital at Murfreesboro, Tenn. on June 25th, 1863. Final statements and inventory of effects forwarded to Adj Gen'l, Washington, D.C., and deposited with Regt Adj. Winchester Tenn. Aug. 12th, 1863.

Casualty Sheet dated February 12, 1863 also indicates that En. COOPER was "wounded severely (location of wound not stated)" on December 31, 1862 in the Battle of Stone River, Tennessee. Second casualty sheet lists "wound in right arm - died in Field Hospital at Murfreesboro, Tennessee."

War Department memo dated April 21st, 1864, indicates "No copies of the final Statement or Inventory have been received in the case of E. M. COOPER, No Rank given, of Co. L, 4th Regiment of Ohio Cavalry Volunteers, whose papers were forwarded to this office." Memo has notation from the Surgeon in charge of the Field Hospital at Murfreesboro dated April 29, 1864: "Respectfully ---- There is no record of the within named man having died in General hospital at this Post. The records of the General Field Hospital have either been destroyed or lost." However, there is also in the file: "Record of Death and Interment" stating that Enos M. Cooper, Company L, 4th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, died (wound in right arm) and was buried (grave no. 1015) June 25 1863 at the General Field Hospital No. 1, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Signed by the Surgeon in Charge of the Field Hospital at Mufreesboro, Tennessee, and addressed to the Adjutant General, Washington D.C.

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Widow's Claim for Pension

Rachel K. COOPER, age 39, of Cincinnati (Hamilton County) Ohio appeared in Probate Court on 29 July 1863 "in order to obtain the benefit of the provision made by the act of Congress approved July 14, 1862." She stated that she was the widow of Enos COOPER who was a corporal in company L, commanded by Captain Thompson, in the 4th Regiment of Ohio Cavalry, commanded by Colonel Eli Long, in the war of 1861. That her husband died at Murfreesboro, in the State of Tennessee, on the 26th day of June, 1863 in the Military Hospital of Typhoid fever and of a gun shot wound received in a skirmish with the enemy on the --- while in the line of duty in the service of the United States. She further declares that she was married to the said Enos. COOPER at Covington, Kentucky, on the 11th of January 1844 by James Arnold, a Justice of the Peace; that her name before her marriage was Rachel K. COOPER, and that ever since the death of her said husband, she has remained a widow: as will more fully appear by reference to the proof annexed. The marriage certificate is filed in the Second Auditors office of the Treasury Department. (No children listed as being under age of sixteen. Rachel signed all of the papers with an "x".)

"This is to certify that Enos M. COOPER, of Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., Ohio, enlisted in Comp. L, 4th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, on the 23rd of August 1862. He was wounded in battle May 21st 1863, was taken into the Field or Camp Hospital at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where Typhoid fever set in, and he died June 26th 1863, aged 44 years and 10 mos.

Capt. James Thompson
Company L, 4th O.V.C.
Feb. 5th 1864

Enos M. COOPER - at the time of his death had but two children - one aged 19 years the other 16 years of age - and none under 16.

Cincinnati, Ohio

To any legally authorized minister of the Gospel - You are hereby authorized to Celebrate the Rites of Matrimony between Enos COOPER and Rachel COOPER and in so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant. Given under my hand this 10th day of January 1844.

Wm A. Pendleton, Clerk
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Kenton County

I hereby certify that I joined the within persons in Holy Wedlock January 11th 1844.

J. G. Arnold
State of Kentucky
Kenton County

Awarded widow's pension of $8.00 per month commencing June 25th, 1863.

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Fourth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison and Camp Gurley, Ohio, in November 1861, with the exception of Co's L and M, which were organized August 15, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, to serve three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out by detachments in October, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in service until July 15, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

The official list of battles, in which this Regiment bore an honorable part, is not yet published by the War Department, but the following list has been compiled, after careful research, during the preparation of this work:

Bowling Green, Ky.February 15, 1862
Nashville, Tenn.March 8, 1862
Huntsville, Ala.April 11, 1862
Bridgeport, Ala.April 29, 1862
Lexington, Ky.October 17, 1862
Murfreesboro, Tenn.January 1-2, 1863
Lebanon, Tenn.February 8, 1863
Bradyville, Tenn.March 1, 1863
Snow Hill, Tenn.April 2-3, 1863
Chickamauga, Ga.September 19-23, 1863
Middleton, Tenn.May 21, 1863
Cleveland, Tenn.November 27, 1863
Decatur, Ala.May 26-27, 1864
Moulton, Ala.May 28-29, 1864
Jonesboro, Ga.August 19-20, 1864
Wilson's Raid, Ala & Ga.March 22 to April 24, 1865
Selma, Ala.April 2, 1865
Montgomery, Ala.April 12-13, 1865
Macon, Ga.April 20, 1865

Official Roster of the
Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the
War of the Rebellion, 1861 - 1866.
Vol XI. 1891.

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