General Douglas Hancock Cooper

General Douglas Hancock Cooper (HM1H7O)

Location: Durant, OK 74701 Bryan County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 6.192', W 96° 32.792'

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"Kind and sympathetic by nature, generous to a fault, he was an honest man of noble impulses, and born and bred a gentleman." These were the words of a contemporary of General Douglas Hancock Cooper, C.S.A.

Cooper was appointed U.S. Agent to the Choctaws, 1853, and to the Chickasaws, 1856. Under his supervision the agencies were consolidated and office was located at Fort Washita.

With the outbreak of War Between the States, Cooper was designated by his friend, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, to be Choctaw-Chickasaw Agent, C.S.A.

In June, 1861, he was appointed Commander of Choctaw-Chickasaw Mounted Riflemen, C.S.A., and saw action in many hard battles. Recognition of his military ability led to his being promoted Commander of Indian Territory Military District, C.S.A.

In 1865, he was appointed Superintendent of Indian Affairs for District of Indian Territory, Trans-Mississippi, C.S.A.

General Cooper was born in Mississippi, November 1, 1815, and died at Fort Washita, Chickasaw Nation, April 29, 1879.

He lies buried on these grounds in an unmarked and unknown grave.
HM NumberHM1H7O
Year Placed1966
Placed ByOklahoma Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 6:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 726323 N 3776316
Decimal Degrees34.10320000, -96.54653333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 6.192', W 96° 32.792'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 6' 11.52" N, 96° 32' 47.52" W
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Area Code(s)580
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 352 Zachary Taylor, Durant OK 74701, US
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