Mr. FJ Hooker edition…
- “Fighting Joe” was a nickname Hooker despised- Lee often referred to him as Mr. F J Hooker in correspondence
- Hooker’s delayed entry into the war was largely caused by his testimony against General-in-Chief, Winfield Scott, at a prewar court marshal proceeding.
- Before the War, Hooker unsuccessfully tried his hand at politics- losing a California assembly election
- Hooker was a member of the West Point class of 1837- classmates included Jubal Early and Braxton Bragg
- Despite his reputation, there is little evidence that Hooker abused alcohol during his military service.