Eumerin wrote:Of all the various men who ended up in command of the Army of the Potomac, I would say that the worst was probably Hooker.
Interesting little bit of trivia about Hooker. He got his nickname of 'Fighting Joe Hooker' completely by accident, due to nothing more significant than a missing comma. A newspaper was reporting details of the war and ran a headline that should have read 'Fighting, Joe Hooker', but instead came out as 'Fighting Joe Hooker'. I wonder how often such innocent things as inappropriate nicknames have caught the imagination of others and wrongly pushed people into command they should never have had.