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The Resource Fighting Joe Hooker, by Walter H. Hebert

Fighting Joe Hooker, by Walter H. Hebert

Label
Fighting Joe Hooker
Title
Fighting Joe Hooker
Statement of responsibility
by Walter H. Hebert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"I have placed you at the head of the Army of the Potomac. Of course I have done this upon what appear to me to be sufficient reasons. And yet I think it best for you to know that there are some things in regard to which, I am not quite satisfied with you." With this opening sentence in a two-page letter from Abraham Lincoln, Union general Joseph Hooker (1814-79) gained a prominent place in Civil War history. Hooker assumed command of an army demoralized by defeat and diminished by desertion. Acting swiftly, the general reorganized his army, routed corruption among quartermasters, improved food and sanitation, and boosted morale by granting furloughs and amnesties. His hour of fame and the test of his military skill came in the May 1863 battle of Chancellorsville. It was one of the Union Army's worst defeats; shortly thereafter Hooker's resignation was accepted. This biography covers Hooker's renewal as an important commander in the western theater during the Chattanooga and Atlanta campaigns, as well his life before and after his Civil War military service
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hebert, Walter H
Dewey number
923.573
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.H6
LC item number
H4 1944
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hooker, Joseph
  • United States
  • Generals
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Fighting Joe Hooker, by Walter H. Hebert
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early training of a fighter -- Civil interlude in California and Oregan -- The first command -- In lower Maryland -- Yorktown and Williamsburg -- On the offensive along the Chickahominy -- The change of base -- Second Bull Run -- The Antietam campaign -- Sick leave and Fredericksburg -- Appointment to the command of the army of the Potomac -- "Administrative Joe" -- Preliminaries of the spring campaign -- Hooker loses confidence in Hooker -- Army without a head -- Aftermath of the campaign -- Removal from the command -- Hooker goes west -- The battle above the clouds -- The Atlanta campaign -- Later life
Control code
ocm01371562
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
366 pages, [15] leaves of plates
Lccn
44009823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)01371562
Label
Fighting Joe Hooker, by Walter H. Hebert
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The early training of a fighter -- Civil interlude in California and Oregan -- The first command -- In lower Maryland -- Yorktown and Williamsburg -- On the offensive along the Chickahominy -- The change of base -- Second Bull Run -- The Antietam campaign -- Sick leave and Fredericksburg -- Appointment to the command of the army of the Potomac -- "Administrative Joe" -- Preliminaries of the spring campaign -- Hooker loses confidence in Hooker -- Army without a head -- Aftermath of the campaign -- Removal from the command -- Hooker goes west -- The battle above the clouds -- The Atlanta campaign -- Later life
Control code
ocm01371562
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
366 pages, [15] leaves of plates
Lccn
44009823
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)01371562

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