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MAJOR GENERAL JOSEPH "FIGHTING JOE" HOOKER - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 6/1864 CO-SIGNED BY: GENERAL WILLIAM G. LE DUC - HFSID 47629

JOSEPH HOOKER. Manuscript DS: "Joseph Hooker" as Major General Commanding, 20th Corps, 2½p, 22x17, separate sheets. "Monthly Report of Officers to whom Public

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JOSEPH HOOKER. Manuscript DS: "Joseph Hooker" as Major General Commanding, 20th Corps, 2½p, 22x17, separate sheets. "Monthly Report of Officers to whom Public Moneys or Military Supplies have been Transferred during the month of June 1864, by Officers of 20th Army Corps in the Department of the Cumberland." The document's focus is on 90 men described by eight columns: "No.", "Officers' Names", "Rank and Corps.", "By Whom Transferred", "When Transferred", "Property", (all of which is referenced to "Quarter Master Stores"), "Money", and "Remarks". The "Money" and "Remarks" columns are empty. On May 25, 1864, in the Atlanta campaign, the 20th Corps under General Hooker attacked Confederate General John Bell Hood's Corps but were turned back after two hours by murderous fire from 16 cannons and 5,000 muskets at short range. Hooker believed that he was being denied authority by rival Generals, so he resigned his command just a month after this document, on July 28, 1864. Hooker was called "Fighting Joe" by the press as a result of an 1862 incident in which his horse was shot from under him and, after falling in the mud, he continued to lead his troops. In September, 1862, he was wounded at Antietam. Hooker succeeded Burnside as commander of the Army of the Potomac on January 26, 1863. After failing to defeat Lee at Chancellorsville, he resigned his command on June 28, 1863. Hooker continued to fight in other campaigns, including the siege of Atlanta. After he resigned from his post in 1864, Hooker never saw field duty again; he served out the war in administrative posts. Minor nicks at folds, slight surface creases, four small filing holes at top blank margin, else fine.

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