Citation: Served as quartermaster on Acting Rear Admiral Thatcher's
staff. During the terrific fire at Mobile, on 26 April 1865, at the risk
of being blown to pieces by exploding shells, Cooper advanced through the
burning locality, rescued a wounded man from certain death, and bore him
on his back to a place of safety.
G.O. No.: 62, 29 June 1865.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)