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army officer

Joseph Hooker, American army officer. Served with United States Army in campaigns under Taylor and Scott in Mexican War, 1846-1848.

Background

Hooker, Joseph was born on November 13, 1814 in Hadley, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Joseph and Mary (Seymour) Hooker.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1837.

Career

Served with United States Army in campaigns under Taylor and Scott in Mexican War, 1846-1848. Served in Florida War, 1836-1843. Superintendent military roads in Oregon, 1858-1859.

Commissioned colonel California Militia, 1859-1861. Commissioned brigadier general United States Volunteers, aided in defense of Washington (District of Columbia), 1861. Leader division in Peninsular Campaign, 1862.

In command 1st Corps in Maryland. Campaign, 1862, wounded at Battle of Antietam, promoted brigadier general United States Army, fought at Battle of Fredricksburg. Commander Army of Potomac, 1863, failed to take initiative at Battle of Chancellorsville, resulting in Union retreat, 1863.

Brevetted major general United States Army at Battle of Lookout Mountain, November 24, 1863. Commander 11th and 12th Corps under General Thomas and General Sherman, battles of Mill Creek Expedition, Pasaca, Cassville, New Hope Church, Pine Mountain and siege of Atlanta. In command Northern Department, Cincinnati, 1864, Department of East, New York City, 1865, Department of the Lakes, Detroit, 1866.

Membership

Served with United States Army in campaigns under Taylor and Scott in Mexican War, 1846-1848.

Connections

Married Olivia Groesbeck, 1865.

father:
Joseph Hooker

mother:
Mary (Seymour) Hooker

spouse:
Olivia Groesbeck