1821–1895
Henry Coppée

Introduction

Born: Oc­to­ber 13, 1821, Sa­van­nah, Geor­gia.

Died: March 22, 1895, Beth­le­hem, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Buried: Nis­ky Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Beth­le­hem, Penn­syl­van­ia.

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Biography

Coppee at­tend­ed Yale Un­i­ver­si­ty, New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut, for two years, worked as a ci­vil en­gin­eer, and gra­du­at­ed from the Unit­ed States Mil­i­ta­ry Acad­e­my at West Point, New York, in 1845.

He served in the Mex­i­can-Am­er­i­can War as a lieu­ten­ant, and was made a bre­vet cap­tain for gal­lan­try in the Bat­tles of Con­tre­ras and Chu­ru­bus­co.

After the war, he was a pro­fess­or of Eng­lish at West Point (1850–55), and pro­fess­or of Eng­lish li­ter­a­ture and his­to­ry at the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia (1855–66).

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