Joseph Hooker

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Joseph Hooker

Portrait by Mathew Brady or Levin C. Handy
Nickname Fighting Joe
Born November 13, 1814(1814-11-13)
Hadley, Massachusetts
Died October 31, 1879(1879-10-31) (aged 64)
Garden City, New York
Place of burial Spring Grove Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Union
Service/branch  United States Army
California California Militia
Years of service 1837–1853, 1861–1868 (USA)
1859–1861 (California)
Rank Union army maj gen rank insignia.jpg Major General (USA)
Union army col rank insignia.jpg Colonel (California)
Commands held I Corps
Army of the Potomac
XX Corps
Department of the East
Battles/wars

Seminole Wars
Mexican-American War
American Civil War

Joseph Hooker in his uniform

Joseph Hooker (1814 – 1879) was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He fought Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Chancellorsville, when Hooker's much larger army was defeated. After the battle, he was replaced by George Meade before the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Military offices


Preceded by
James B. Ricketts
Commander of the I Corps
September 6, 1862 – September 17, 1862
Succeeded by
George G. Meade
Preceded by
Fitz John Porter
Commander of the V Corps
November 10, 1862 – November 16, 1862
Succeeded by
Daniel Butterfield
Preceded by
Ambrose Burnside
Commander of the Army of the Potomac
January 26, 1863 – June 28, 1863
Succeeded by
George G. Meade
Preceded by
Alexander M. McCook
Commander of the XX Corps
April 14, 1864 – July 28, 1864
Succeeded by
Alpheus S. Williams