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Hooker , Joseph, 1814-1879

 Person

Biography

Joseph Hooker (1814-1879) was a career U.S. military officer who served as a major general and commander of the Union Army of the Potomac during the Civil War (1861-65). Hooker entered the Civil War in 1861 as a brigadier general and gained a reputation as a reliable combat commander during the Peninsula Campaign and the Battle of Antietam. After the Union defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Hooker succeeded General Ambrose Burnside as commander of the Army of the Potomac in early 1863. For a full biography see History.com.

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Charles S. Clark Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-4290
Scope and Contents This collection includes documents and memorablia, and several small metal-based objects, relating to the life of Charles S. Clark (1840-1914), who lived in Assyria County, Michigan.The documents and memorabilia includes a 1863 diary, photo, a pocket bible, documents both photocopies and originals, buttons, a two cent coin, and an infantry hat ornamentation. These documents include a marriage record between Mary Wells and Charles S. Clark, and pension information. The hat...
Dates: 1840-1914