Madison County

 LETTER HOME FROM

ROBERT H. COOPER AFTER

THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG

Robert Hamilton Cooper was a 19 year old private from Pennsylvania in the Union Army 2nd Corps at the battle of Gettysburg. After the war, he returned to Pennsylvania, eventually coming to Madison County in the 1870s where he remained for the rest of his life. He was married to Anna Mary Savage in 1872 and to them were born 6 children.

On July 6, 1863, just three days after the battle of Gettysburg, Robert wrote a letter home. The letter was eventually donated to the Madison County Historical Society from whom we have obtained a copy for publication herein.

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