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Joseph Hooker

Date of Birth:      November 13, 1814
Hometown:         Hadley, MA
Education:           West Point, 1837
Final Wartime Rank:    Major General
Final Peacetime Rank:  Major General

Date of Death:     October 31, 1879
Place of Death:    Garden City, NY
Buried At:            Cincinnati, OH

Major Battles:        Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Antietam Campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Chattanooga, Atlanta Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    When the Civil War started, Joseph Hooker could not get a command.  Having applied to Winfield Scott, Hooker was unable to get a response.  Lincoln finally offered Hooker the opportunity to take command of a regiment.  Over the coming battles, on the Peninsula, and the Seven Days, Hooker was a solid leader.  He advanced to major general, and after the Union failure, at Fredericksburg, was put in command of the Army of the Potomac in early 1863.  Hooker would also be beat back, by Robert E. Lee, at Chancellorsville, before being removed by Lincoln.

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