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HOOPER, WILLIAM

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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 lead horses of his own command, thus saving the herd from capture.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Corporal (highest rank: Quartermaster Sergeant) Company L, 1st New Jersey Cavalry

Conflict

Year of honor

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Civil War 1865 Willimantic, Windham County, Connecticut

Citation

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 lead horses of his own command, thus saving the herd from capture.