HOOPER, WILLIAM B. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company L, 1st New Jersey Cavalry.
Place and date:   At Chamberlains Creek, Va., 31 March 1865. Entered service at:?.

Birth:   Willimantic, Conn.

Date of issue:   3 July 1865.

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

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)