Tag Archives: Fighting Joe Hooker

Fighting in the Hell Hole around New Hope Church

As Sherman swung his forces westward away from the Western and Atlantic Railroad and the formidable Confederate defenses there, Johnston quickly guessed his opponent’s next move and shifted his forces toward Dallas to meet him. On May 25, the lead … Continue reading

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Where Did Joe Hooker Lose the Battle of Chancellorsville?

One hundred and fifty years ago today, the Army of the Potomac sat safely on the north side of the Rappahannock River after being manhandled by the Army of Northern Virginia during the battle of Chancellorsville. As my colleague Kris … Continue reading

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“VMI Will Be Heard From Today”

“You may go forward, then.” With those five words, Confederate General “Stonewall” Jackson ordered Brigadier General Robert Rodes’ division forward. As Jackson had said earlier on the May 2, 1863, the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) would be heard from that … Continue reading

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