Joseph Hooker

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Joseph Hooker
NicknameFighting Joe
Born(1814-11-13)November 13, 1814
Hadley, Massachusetts
DiedOctober 31, 1879(1879-10-31) (aged 64)
Garden City, New York
Place of burialSpring Grove Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
California California Militia
Years of service1837–1853, 1861–1868 (USA)
1859–1861 (California)
Rank Major general (USA)
Colonel (California)
Commands heldI Corps
Army of the Potomac
XX Corps
Department of the East
Battles/warsSeminole 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 G. Meade before the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Media related to Joseph Hooker at Wikimedia Commons

  • "Fighting Joe" Hooker Biography and timeline Archived 2013-10-20 at the Wayback Machine
  • Joseph Hooker in Encyclopedia Virginia
  • Hooker biography on Civil War Home
  • Joseph Hooker Source Page and Photo Gallery Archived 2013-11-12 at the Wayback Machine
  • Hooker article from the California State Military Museum
  • General Joseph Hooker House Archived 2009-05-02 at the Wayback Machine in Sonoma, California
  • Letter to Major General Joseph Hooker from President Abraham Lincoln, January 26, 1863 Archived November 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  • "Joseph Hooker". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-02-12.
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