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[161] Antietam, and stunned at Chancellorsville by a cannon-ball which struck a pillar against which he was leaning. In September, 1863, he was sent with the Eleventh and Twelfth Corps to reinforce Rosecrans at Chattanooga. On November 24th, in the ‘battle among the clouds’ at the head of his new command, he led a charge against the Confederate artillery and infantry posted on Lookout Mountain. For his conduct on this occasion he was brevetted major-general in the regular army. He further distinguished himself under Sherman at Dalton and Resaca, and in the attack on Atlanta. At his own request (July 30, 1864) he was placed on waiting orders September 28th, when he was put in command of the Northern Department. He retired from active service October 15, 1868, with the full rank of major-general in the regular army. General Hooker died at Garden City, Long Island, New York, October 31, 1879.

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