LIEUTENANT THOMAS HOOTON

1835 (New York) – June 16, 1862 (James Island, SC); 26 or 27 years old
The 1860 census lists Thomas Hooton in Norwalk at 25 years old and Hatter as his occupation.
Company D, 7th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.
Also served in Company E, 1st Connecticut Volunteers for 3 months.
Enlisted April 19, 1861.
Promoted to Second Lieutenant September 5, 1861.
Killed June 16, 1862 at James Island, SC.

From the 7th Regimental Book

Lieutenant Hooton of Company D was doing his whole duty nobly, rallying and regulating his company, when a heavy grape shot passed entirely through his right thigh nearly up to his body. He was carried to the rear praising his men and urging them on, and he lived but a short time.

Buried in Greenwood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY

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Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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