This Compiled Military Service Record abstract was transcribed and submitted by Glenn Land.
Rank Entering the Service: Private
Rank Leaving the Service: Private
Military Unit: 60th Infantry Regiment
Alternate Name for the Military Unit: 79th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
Enlistment Date: 25 SEP 1862
Place of Enlistment: Fordtown, Sullivan County, Tennessee
Abstract of Information available in the Service Records: Enlisted by W.P.Barron for “3 yrs” Captured at “Big Black River Bridge” Mississippi on May 17,1863.Died a P.O.W. at Fort Delaware, Oct.4,1863.Buried at Finns’Point National Cemetery,Salem, New Jersey.
Personal Information about the Veteran (Not contained in the CMSR):Born abt 1836. Son of Nathan and Rhoda Fitzgerald Copass. Full name was JOHN MARTIN VAN BUREN COPASS. Married Sarah Waller ( or Walker?)in Washington County Tenn.on Dec.8,1860. A son,Josiah E. was born abt 1862. John was a younger brother of my maternal g,g,grandmother, Cynthia Copass Cox.
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