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Federal (USV)


William Griswold Hooker

(1845 - 1915)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

From Hartford, age 16, he enlisted as a Private in Company A, 16th Connecticut Infantry on 12 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was captured at Plymouth, NC on 20 April 1864, was a prisoner at Andersonville, GA, and was paroled on 30 November 1864. He was mustered out on 24 June 1865 at New Berne, NC.

After the War

In 1880 he was a printer in New Haven and by 1900 he was a managing printer in Meriden. In 1910 he was running his own retail printing shop there. He was a founding member of the Grand Army of the Republic post in Meriden in 1887 and was Post Adjutant that year. In 1901 he also became a Director of a mining company working claims in the Arizona Territory.

References & notes

His service from the Record.1 Wound detail from a casualty list in the Hartford Courant of 23 September 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has his middle name as Griswald.

He married Georgiana Woodmancy (1849-1923) in August 1870 in New Haven, CT.


12/25/1845; New Haven, CT


01/31/1915; Milford, CT; burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, CT


1   State of Connecticut, Adjutant General's Office, and AGs Smith, Camp, and Barbour, and AAG White, Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion, Hartford: Press of the Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Company, 1889, pg. 621  [AotW citation 27051]