Historical records matching Capt. Charles D. Copp, Medal of Honor
About Capt. Charles D. Copp, Medal of Honor
Charles Dearborn Copp , son of Joseph 1801 Copp and Hannah Brown, was born in Warren NH on April 12,1840.
During the US Civil War he distinguished himself by being awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. As a 2nd Lieutenant in Company C, 9th NH Infantry, at Fredericksburg, Va. he 'seized the regimental colors, the color bearer having been shot down, and, waving them, rallied the regiment under a heavy fire".
He m. on Jan. 13,185 with Harriette "Hattie" Woods. She was b. c1842. In 1870 they resided in Nashua, NH; at which time he was a book merchant.(in 1870 his sister-in-law Mary Woods was residing with them). At some time after 1870 they removed to Clinton, Worcester County, Mass. He was a commercial traveller.Harriette died between 1900-1906 because he re-married on Apr. 11,1906 as widower, in Clinton, Mass. with Isabel Sutherland, of Clinton, Mass. She was b. c1863 to George Sutherland and Mary Carmichael.He died in Lancaster, Worcester County, Mass. on Nov. 2,1912. He is buried in the Middle Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester County, Mass.
- 1850 US census: Charles Copp (10, b NH); in Nashua NH w parents and sibs.
- Find a grave.
- Homeofheroes website
- NH LDS 1865 marriage record
- 1870 US census.
- 1880 LDS census record.
- 1900 US census.
- Mass LDS & VR of marriage in 1906.
- 1912 LDS and Mass death records
.*Reminiscences of the War of the Rebellion by Elbridge J. Copp, pg. 11,18,183,477,512
Note: Altho Find a Grave states that he is buried at Middle Cemetery, Lancaster, Mass. the Mass.death certif states that he was interred at Center Cemetery.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. He was a Second Lieutenant with Company C, 9th New Hampshire Infantry and was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism at Fredericksburg, Virginia. His official CMOH citation reads as follows: Seized the regimental colors, the color bearer having been shot down, and, waving them, rallied the regiment under a heavy fire. Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, Company C, 9th New Hampshire Infantry. Place and Date: At Fredericksburg, Va., 13 December 1862. Entered Service At: Nashua, N.H. Born: 12 April 1840, Warren County, N.H. Date of Issue: 28 June 1890.