Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thomas Horton or Hooton, Connecticut Seventh Infantry.

The following Name is spelled two different ways in the records, but it's the same man.

State Records of Connecticut.

Thomas Horton, Second Lieutenant, Connecticut 7th., Infantry, Co. D., Residence Norwalk, Mustered in September 5, 1861.  Killed in action June 14, 1862.

Official Records of the Union Army.

Lieutenant Thomas Hooton, of Co. D., was doing his whole duty nobly, rallying and regulating his company, when a heavy grape-shot passed entirely through his right thigh nearly up to the body.  He was carried to the rear, passing his men and urging them on, and he lived but a short time.

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