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.
Enlisted April 19, 1861
Unit #1: 1st Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, E Company (3 months in 1861)
Unit #2: 7th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers, D Company

Promoted to Second Lieutenant September 5, 1861.

Killed June 16, 1862 at James Island, SC.


From findagrave.com


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.


Burial information not found.


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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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