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James Fairlie Cooper
September 2, 1814|
New York City
|Died||October 14, 1869
Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia
|Allegiance|| United States of America
Confederate States of America
|| United States Army
Confederate States of America Army
|Years of service||1834–1837 (USA)
|Rank|| Second Lieutenant (USA)
Lieutenant Colonel (CSA)
|Unit||3rd U.S. Infantry|
|Commands held||7th Georgia Infantry Regiment (CSA)|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Other work||Minter, engineer, surveyor|
James Fairlie Cooper (September 2, 1814 – October 14, 1869) was an American minter and soldier.
Cooper was born in New York City on October 2, 1814. He was an alumnus of the United States Military Academy at West Point; graduating in 1834 as 17th out of 36. Commissioned into the United States Army he served in the 3rd U.S. Infantry as a second lieutenant; doing topographical surveys and being stationed in Louisiana. Cooper resigned his commission in 1837.
By 1843, he had become the (third) superintendent of the Dahlonega Mint in Georgia and remained in the position until 1849. Forty-four percent of the mint's coinage was struck during his tenure.
Afterwards, he became a civil engineer and surveyor. He died in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 14, 1869, and was buried there on Oakland Cemetery.
|Superintendent of the Dahlonega Mint
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