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Joseph Hooker

Joseph Hooker
North
1814-1879
Massachusetts
Major General

The West Point graduate and Mexican War veteran replaced Ambrose Burnside after the disastrous Union campaign at Fredericksburg, but Joseph Hooker fell out of favor with his superiors by 1864. Denied promotion from major general to lieutenant general, Hooker then chose to end his participation in the war. Nicknamed "Fighting Joe" for his reputed exploits at Williamsburg, Hooker would remain in the Army, however, until an 1868 stroke forced him to retire.















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