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b. 06/02/1838 Salem, New York.  d. 06/08/1902 Vermont.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 14/09/1862 South Mountain, Maryland.

 

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.

 

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.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

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.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY, BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT.

Lot 587

George White Hooker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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