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Confederate (CSV)


Martin Van Buren Hooks

(1840 - 1914)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 22nd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer in DeKalb County, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 22nd Georgia Infantry on 31 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the hip or back in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a Richmond, VA hospital by 4 October and furloughed to Linthonia, GA on 28 October 1862. He was back on duty before August 1863 and was surrendered with his Company at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

By 1870 he was a farmer in DeKalb County. He moved to Atlanta in 1894 and listed his occupation as house carpenter, but claimed "infirmity and poverty" and depended on his children for support.

References & notes

His service from Henderson's Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Record (CSR) at the US National Archives, online via fold3. Personal details from his 1897-1907 pension applications, online from the Georgia Archives, and from family genealogists. The pointer to Hooks and further details thanks to Barry Truluck from his research in a casualty list in the Richmond Enquirer of 17 October 1862, family and cemetery records, the US Census for 1850-1910, his pension application, and the CSR.

He married Margaret A. C. "Carrie" Thomas (b. 1846) in November 1866 and they had at least 8 children.


10/01/1840; DeKalb County, GA


08/14/1914; Fulton County, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. II, pg. 1004  [AotW citation 26101]