HOOKER, GEORGE W. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   First Lieutenant, Company E, 4th Vermont Infantry.
Place and date:   At South Mountain, Md., 14 September 1862. Entered service at: Boston, Mass.

Birth:   Salem, N.Y.

Date of issue:   17 September 1891.

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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)