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‘Fighting Joe hooker’ with his staff on the spot whence he directed his ‘battle above the clouds’: orderly, orderly, Colonel Joseph J. Reynolds, Colonel William G. Le Duc, captain H. W. Perkins, walker, the artist, lieutenant Samuel W. Taylor, captain R. H. Hall, major William H. Lawrence, General Joseph hooker, General Daniel Butterfield, Colonel James D. Fessenden ‘Fighting Joe Hooker’ was a man of handsome physique and intense personal magnetism. He graduated at West Point in 1837 in the same class with Jubal A. Early and Braxton Bragg. Having fought through the Mexican War, he resigned from the army in 1853. On May 17, 1861, he was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers, and on May 5, 1862, major-general of volunteers. He was active throughout the Peninsular campaign, and at Bristoe Station, Second Bull Run, Chantilly, South Mountain and Antietam. He commanded the center grand division of the Army of the Potomac at Fredericksburg. At last, on January 26, 1863, he was assigned by President Lincoln to the command of the Army of the Potomac. On the 4th of May, 1863, his right flank was surprised by Jackson at Chancellorsville, and his 90,000 soldiers were forced to recross the Rappahannock. While fighting in the East he was wounded at

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