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William B. Hooper
Birth: 1841
Willimantic
Windham County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1870
Windham
Windham County
Connecticut, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Corporal in Company L, 1st New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Chamberlains Creek, Virginia on March 31, 1865. His citation reads "With the assistance of a comrade, headed off the advance of the enemy, shooting two of his color bearers; also posted himself between the enemy and the led horses of his own command, thus saving the herd from capture". His Medal was issued on July 3, 1865. Corporal Hooper was one of 12 1st New Jersey Cavalry troopers to be awarded the CMOH (the others being Sergeant James T. Clancy, Private Lewis Locke, Sergeant William Porter, Sergeant John C. Sagelhurst, Sergeant David Southard, 1st Sergeant George W. Stewart, Private Christian Streile, Sergeant Charles Titus, Sergeant Aaron Thompkins, Sergeant Charles E. Wilson and Sergeant John Wilson). (bio by: Russ) 
 
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 Parents:
  John C. Hooper (____ - 1894)
  Mary A. Hooper (____ - 1880)
 
 Siblings:
  Helen Hooper Root (____ - 1915)*
  George S. Hooper (____ - 1892)*
  William B. Hooper (1841 - 1870)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Willimantic Cemetery
Willimantic
Windham County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 20, 2001
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- Mary Lou McCormick
 Added: Mar. 25, 2017
Thank you, Soldier for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jan. 16, 2017

- James Snow
 Added: Jan. 16, 2015
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