Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: General Joe Hooker's Account of the Seven Days Battles (Illustrated)

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: General Joe Hooker's Account of the Seven Days Battles (Illustrated)

by Joe Hooker

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Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: General Joe Hooker's Account of the Seven Days Battles (Illustrated) by Joe Hooker

Joseph Hooker (November 13, 1814 – October 31, 1879) was a career United States Army officer, fought in the Mexican-American War, and was a major general in the Union Army during the Civil War. Although he served throughout the war, usually with distinction at places like Antietam and Atlanta, Hooker is best remembered for his loss to General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863. After a clerical error in an early battle in the war, he was known as “Fighting” Joe Hooker.

Hooker fought well in the Peninsula Campaign and was very active during the early morning hours of the Battle of Antietam before being wounded and taken off the field, so he had developed a strong reputation within the Army of the Potomac, despite his political intriguing. During the spring of 1863, Hooker was promoted to command of the Army of the Potomac and gained a reputation as an outstanding administrator, restoring the morale of his soldiers, which had plummeted to a new low under Ambrose Burnside after Fredericksburg. Hooker famously said of his revived army, “I have the finest army on the planet. I have the finest army the sun ever shone on. ... If the enemy does not run, God help them. May God have mercy on General Lee, for I will have none.” Lee would later playfully (and somewhat dismissively) refer to “Fighting” Joe Hooker as Mr. F. J. Hooker.

Hooker wrote an account of the Seven Days Battles that was preserved in The War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. This edition of Hooker’s reports includes illustrations and maps of the campaign, as well as pictures of the important commanders of the battle.

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BN ID: 2940013371156
Publisher: Charles River Editors
Publication date: 09/14/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

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