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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

November 18, 1861

Reports on Death of Soldier and Others as Prisoners

The Richmond Times Dispatch printed a report on the death of a Georgia soldier - and former U.S. District Attorney - not from battle, but like so many others - from disease.

Captain Hamilton Cooper, of the Savannah Outlet hope Light Infantry, and for many years United States District Attorney for Georgia, died at Centreville, Virginia, on the 9th instant, of typhoid fever.

The same newspaper also printed a list of Confederate prisoners being held in Washington; eleven of them were Georgians.