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

Company: E

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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