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  • Poll: Hooker's Best Battle or Campaign?

    Although "Fighting Joe" Hooker owed his nickname to a typo, Hooker had reputation for both fighting and partying hard. He rose to command of the Army of the Potomac, but his loss of nerve at the Battle of Chancellorsville and defeat there did much to tarnish his reputation, which Hooker sought to regain when he was transferred west in the fall of 1863.

    What was Joseph Hooker's best battlefield or campaign performance and why?

    1. Williamsburg

    2. Seven Days Battles

    3. Second Manassas

    4. South Mountain

    5. Antietam

    6. Fredericksburg

    7. Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge

    8. Atlanta Campaign
    7
    Williamsburg
    0.00%
    0
    Seven Days Battles
    0.00%
    0
    Second Manassas
    0.00%
    0
    South Mountain
    0.00%
    0
    Antietam
    57.14%
    4
    Fredericksburg
    14.29%
    1
    Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge
    28.57%
    2
    Atlanta Campaign
    0.00%
    0
    "Hit hard when you start, but don't start until you have everything ready." - Lt. Gen. James Longstreet

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    Hanno the Infamous, General of Carthage, Rb Mhnt of Sicily

  • #2
    I can't really make a choice, but I think he was integral at Chattanooga..

    Hooker defines the Peter Principle in action..
    Human beings are the only creatures who are able to behave irrationally in the name of reason.

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    • #3
      Lookout mountain. His men did what was thought impossible. I almost chose Antietam but I believe his getting wounded hurt the drive on the Right flank. Up until that point his troops were fighting a terrific battle but I believe they lost direction when Hooker was wounded. It's hard to fault a commander for getting wounded especially since he was at the front inspiring his men,but it hurt the attack.
      Is she crying? There's no crying in baseball.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by KICK View Post
        I can't really make a choice, but I think he was integral at Chattanooga..

        Hooker defines the Peter Principle in action..
        Yep. Hooker and Hood

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