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.
Click here for a transcription.