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B.C. Hopper

B.C. Hopper

Federal (USV)


Byron C. Hopper

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted on 1 August 1862 in Newark, NJ at age 21 in Company D, 13th New Jersey Infantry, and mustered as a Private on 25 August in Newark.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the intestines and bladder in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to US Army General Hospital #3 in the Presbyterian Church in Frederick, MD on 1 October but died there of wounds on 12 October.

After the War

His widow Mary began receiving a pension based on his service in December 1863. He was probably reinterred from his original burial in Frederick to the National Cemetery about 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from Toombs.1 Service dates from the Roster (from the NJ Adjutant General).2. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 Further details from a brief bio in Historical Sketch of Co. "D", 13th Regiment, N.J. Vols (1875) by members of the "D" Society, which says his body was sent home and buried in Fairmount Cemetery, and from his widow's pension application, via fold3. His picture from a photograph of unknown provenance contributed to his Findagrave memorial by family genealogist Maria Jean Pratt "Ree" Hopper.

He married Mary Stewart (1841-1912) in Essex County, NJ on 20 August 1862 - 5 days before leaving with his regiment. She married again, Frank H. Weber, in St. Louis, MO in April 1870, but continued to receive her pension until her death.


c. 1841; Pompton, NJ


10/12/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Toombs, Samuel, Reminiscences of the War ... the Thirteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers, Orange (NJ): The (Orange) Journal, 1878, pp. 21 - 22  [AotW citation 7852]

2   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories: New Jersey, <>, Source page: /infantry/rosters/13th_nj_inf_regt_rost_d.htm  [AotW citation 7884]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #346  [AotW citation 27661]