A Guide to the Gen. Joseph Hooker letter,1862 May 10 Letter, General Joseph Hooker to Chauncey McKeever, MS 1955.2

A Guide to the Gen. Joseph Hooker letter,1862 May 10

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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 1955.2


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John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 1955.2
Gen. Joseph Hooker letter, Gen'l, 3rd Army Corps, n.p 1862 May 10
Physical Characteristics
1 item.
Hooker, Joseph
On site.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Gen. Joseph Hooker letter, Manuscript #MS 1955.2, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Gift, 1955

Biographical/Historical Information

Joseph Hooker (November 13, 1814 – October 31, 1865), known as "Fighting Joe", was a career U.S. Army officer and a major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Although he served throughout the war, usually with distinction, he is best remembered for his stunning defeat by Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863.

Scope and Content

Hooker, as division commander, is writing to give his report of the Battle of Williamsburg, 5 May 1862, which resulted in a Union victory. Mentions Joseph Carter Abbott, William W oods Averell, William Blaisdell, Joseph Dickinson, William Hemsley Emory, Samuel Jameson Gohlson, Cuvier Grover, Samuel Peter Heintzelman, Joseph Eggleston Johnston, Philip Kearny, William Hudson Lawrence, James Longstreet, Robert McAllister, Francis Engle Patterson, George Edward Pickett, Roger Atkinson Pryor, William Farrar Smith, George Stoneman, Nelson Taylor, Charles Sheils Wainwright.


1 item.

Index Terms


  • Abbott, Joseph C. (Joseph Carter), 1825-1881
  • Averell, William Woods, 1832-1900
  • Blaisdell, William, d. 1864
  • Dickinson, Joseph
  • Emory, William H. (William Hemsley), 1811-1887
  • Gholson, Samuel Jameson, 1808-1883
  • Grover, Cuvier, 1828-1885
  • Heintzelman, Samuel Peter, 1805-1880
  • Hooker, Joseph
  • Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891
  • Kearny, Philip, 1815-1862
  • Lawrence, William Hudson, 1834-1874
  • Longstreet, James, 1821-1904
  • McAllister, Robert, 1813-1891
  • McKeever, Chauncey
  • Patterson, Francis Engle, 1827-1862
  • Pickett, George E. (George Edward), 1825-1875
  • Pryor, Roger A. (Roger Atkinson), 1828-1919
  • Smith, William Farrar, 1824-1903
  • Stoneman, George, 1822-1894
  • Taylor, Nelson, 1821-1894
  • Wainwright, Charles S. (Charles Shiels)
  • Corporate Names:

  • United States. Army - History - Civil War - 1861-1865
  • Subjects:

  • Williamsburg - Battle of - Williamsburg - Va. - 1862
  • Geographical Names:

  • Williamsburg (Va.) - History - 19th century

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Williamsburg (Va.) - History - 19th century