Charles M HooperHome State: Alabama
Command Billet: Commanding Battalion
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was from Mobile County, Alabama and was a member of the Daniel Boone Rifles, which became Company D of the Battalion. He was a Lieutenant, and, at 2nd Manassas 29 August 1862, became commander of the Battalion on the death of Capt Bush, then in command. In his after-action report there, Brigade commander Archer said "Among the officers whose gallantry I especially noticed in the action were Lieut. Charles M. Hooper, Fifth Alabama."
In the Antietam Campaign:
He and the battalion participated in the seige and reduction of Harpers Ferry, but remained there to guard Federal prisoners when the rest of the Brigade marched to Sharpsburg on 17 September.
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