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 George White Hooker

George White Hooker

Birth
Salem, Washington County, New York, USA
Death 6 Aug 1902 (aged 64)
Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont, USA
Burial Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 22655 · View Source
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Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Army when he enlisted as a Private in Company E, 4th Vermont Volunteer Infantry on September 6, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant Major on December 18, 1861, he served at that rank for only a few months before being commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on April 21, 1862. Advanced to 1st Lieutenant on August 1, 1862 he was serving at that rank at the September 14, 1862 Battle of South Mountain, Maryland. His bravery while fighting that day would see him be awarded the CMOH, with his citation reading "Rode alone, in advance of his regiment, into the enemy's lines, and before his own men came up received the surrender of the major of a Confederate regiment, together with the colors and 116 men". At the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia in June 1864 while serving as aide to Brigadier General George Stannard, he was wounded 5 times. On July 31, 1864, while recovering from his wounds, he was promoted to Captain and transferred to the Union Army Adjutant General Department. On November 5, 1865 he received the brevets of Major, US Volunteers and Lieutenant Colonel, US Volunteers for "gallant and meritorious service during the war". Mustered out of service on January 4, 1866, his Medal was awarded to him on September 17, 1891. After the war he became a banker in Vermont, served in the Vermont State Legislature, and was the Grand Army of the Republic's Department commander.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 7 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22655
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George White Hooker (6 Feb 1838–6 Aug 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22655, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .