This Compiled Military Service Record abstract was transcribed and submitted by Glenn Land. 


Rank Entering the Service: 2nd Lieutenant

Rank Leaving the Service: 2nd Lieutenant

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

Personal Information about the Veteran (Not contained in the CMSR): Born abt.1840. Son of Nathan and Rhoda Fitzgerald Copass. Served with 3 brothers, John, Montgomery,and Thomas.Captured May 17,1863 at Battle of ” Big Black River Bridge ” in Miss. Sent to ” Johnson’s Island,” Ohio. Arrived there June 5,1863. Died August 28, 1863. ” Buried on the Island.” Richard was a younger brother of my maternal g,g,grandmother,Cynthia Copass Cox.

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