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Memoranda on arrest of Thomas Cooper, Washington D.C. at First Manassas.

Thomas Cooper.-Born in Ireland; came to New York in the fall of 1853; staid there two weeks, then came to Washington. Became a citizen of the United States. Remained in Washington until July last, when he became servant to Captain Franklin, of the U. S. Army. Was taken after the battle of Manassas between Manassas and Centreville. Says he did not join U. S. Army. Disabled for military duty by an injury to his hand. Says he never has taken part in the war in any way. Wishes to go home on parole of honor. Was groom in Mr. Buchanan's stables; thinks President Davis knows him. I cannot on the information I have recommend his discharge. I think as he was the servant of an officer, and taken on the battle-field, he should be treated as a prisoner of war.

SOURCE: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 2, pg. 1458

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