The Dawson Papers

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Mr. E. Rowland Dawson has collected numerous documents regarding General Samuel Cooper and the General's family. On the cover sheet of Mr. Dawson's papers, he writes, "The reference to General Samuel Cooper and his family have been taken from sources indicated by E. Rowland Dawson for those Dawsons who are descended from General Cooper."

COMMENT "In the War of the Rebellion, a collection of official records of the Union and confederate armies published by the United State Government, General Samuel Cooper is mentioned .....

GENEALOGY "Fitzhugh Lee says General Cooper's great grandfather came to Massachusetts from Dorsetshire, and had three sons, John, Samuel, and William Cooper. 'John became the grandfather of General Cooper. Samuel was ......

GOSSIP ABOUT LIEUTENANT COOPER "Old Fuss and Feathers, a crude biography of Winfield Scott by D. Howden Smith, published in 1937, contains some backstairs gossip about the appointment of Samuel Cooper as aide .........

EVACUATION OF RICHMOND AND SURRENDER "When the Confederate Government left Richmond in 1865, General Cooper accompanied the President and Cabinet until the party broke up. He then surrendered himself and ..........

REMARKS MENTIONING THE COOPERS Ash Wednesday, March 1, 1854 "Maria Cooper and Lieutenant Wheaton dined with us this evening. They are to be married in a few months .....

THE COOPERS IN WASHINGTON AND RICHMOND "Of vital important at all times of war, and most of all in a young country just forming its army, is the adjutant-general. The secretary of war is helpless .....

GENERAL COOPER'S WEDDING "Mrs. James Murray Mason," the text reads, "wrote in 1827 to invite her sister, Miss Ann Chew of Philadelphia, to ......

THE SEMINARY HILL "In addition to the Coopers, we had the McGuires of Howard for neighbors. He was rector of the Episcopal High School. And near Cameron, the Cooper home ......

LETTER TO PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS "In reply to your letter of the 4th inst, I have the honor to state I was present at an interview in the parlor of the Spottswood Hotel on the occasion referred to in General Beauregards introductory remarks in his report of the Battle of Manassas, ......

 

Other E. Rowland Dawson Papers

THE COOPERS OF CAMERION

THE FIRST BATTLE OF BULL RUN

NOTES ON SERVICE IN THE UNITED STATE ARMY

Along with copies of the Dawson papers, a transcribed copy of S. Cooper Dawson, Jr.'s speech given to the Washington DC Civil War Round Table on January 10, 1978, has been acquired, transcribed and included as part of the information available on this site.