Death notice of William P. Cooper
W. P. Cooper.
William P. Cooper, of Hansonville, Va., died June 17. 1905, aged about seventy years. Comrade Cooper enlisted in 1861 in Company C, 37th Regiment of Virginia Infantry, and served to the end in Stonewall Jackson's old division. He was severely wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville by the explosion of a shell destroying his right eye, a fragment entering his shoulder, which he carried to the end. C. B. Price writes: "He was loyal to the cause of the South, a brave and faithful soldier, an active member of McElhaney Camp, No. 835, U. C. V., a good citizen, and a true man."