James L. Cooper served in the 20th Tennessee Infantry, Company C, with Tod Carter, his best friend

James L. Cooper son of Washington Cooper of Nashville and friend of Tod Carter. Both were members of the 20th Tennessee Infantry which fought at Franklin.

James L. Cooper 20th TN

Image courtesy of Historic Foundation of Williamson County.

He enlisted Oct 7, 1861 for a period of 12 months.

Records show he was taken prisoner on Jan 19, 1862 at Fishing Creek, KY. He was paroled on the 27th. He was exchanged Aug 25, 1862.

By Nov-Dec 62 he was back with his unit.

On Sept 1, 1863 he was promoted to 1st Sgt.

On 25 Nov 1863 he was wounded at Missionary Ridge.  By March 1864 he was back with his unit.

On August 25, 1864 he was promoted to aide-de-camp to General Tyler in Atlanta.

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