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Confederate (CSV)


Charles Mallet Hooper

(1842 - 1910)

Home State: Alabama

Command Billet: Commanding Battalion

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

He was from Mobile County, Alabama and was a member of the Daniel Boone Rifles, which became Company D of the Battalion. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, Provisional Confederate Army in August 1861 (to date from April 1861). At 2nd Manassas 29 August 1862 he became commander of the Battalion on the death of Captain 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." He was appointed Captain, date not given.

On the Campaign

He and the battalion participated in the siege and reduction of Harpers Ferry, but remained there to guard Federal prisoners when the rest of the Brigade marched to Sharpsburg on 17 September.

References & notes

Basic information from the Confederate Military History 1 and the Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 (1904). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


04/27/1842; Lafayette, AL


09/04/1910; Jacksonville, FL; burial in Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, GA


1   Evans, Clement Anselm, editor, Confederate Military History, 12 Volumes, Atlanta: The Confederate Publishing Company, 1899, Vol. 12.1 (Alabama), pp. 223-224  [AotW citation 20033]