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Fannie W. Overton to William M. Cooper, February 24, 1862

William M. Cooper, detail
The Cooper Shop Refreshment Saloon Committee often had the responsibility of providing soldiers with comfort in their last moments of life. Fannie W. Overton, the mother of a young soldier from New York, wrote a letter to the saloon’s committee on February 24, 1862 thanking them for tending to her son after he was fatally wounded. She commended Nebinger for his efforts to “relieve the sufferings of, and restore” her oldest son. Along with Nebinger, Cooper, Reverend Joseph Perry, and Mr. Struthers received praise for their kindness. The actions of the Cooper Shop volunteers clearly had an impact on both soldiers and their families. (By Brenna McKelvey)


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