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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation

First Lieutenant

George W Hooker

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Organization: Company E, 4th Vermont Infantry

Entered Service: Boston, Mass.

Birth: Salem, N.Y.

Date Medal Issued: 17 September 1891.

Date of Action: 14 September 1862.

Place of Action: Crampton's Gap (cited as South Mountain), Md.


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.

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