b. 1841 Willimantic, Connecticut. d. 16/01/1870 Windham, Connecticut.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 31/03/1865 Chamberlain's Creek, Virginia.
Hooper was born in Willimantic, Connecticut. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on March 31, 1865, while serving as a Corporal with Company L, 1st New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry, at Chamberlains Creek, Virginia. His Medal of Honor was issued on July 3, 1865.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal William B. Hooper, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 31 March 1865, while serving with Company L, 1st New Jersey Cavalry, in action at Chamberlain's Creek, Virginia. With the assistance of a comrade, Corporal Hooper headed off the advance of the enemy, shooting two of his Color Bearers; also posted himself between the enemy and the lead horses of his own command, thus saving the herd from capture.
BURIAL LOCATION: OLD WILLIMANTIC CEMETERY, WILLIMANTIC, CONNECTICUT.
Memorial stone. Believed to be buried in Chile.
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