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1968billsfan Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2018 5:26 a.m. PST

I am working on a scenerio for the case where Hooker stayed on the line of the continuation of the ridge and met Longstreet from there. Anybody already do one?

bobspruster17 Mar 2018 6:19 a.m. PST

Hooker was at G-burg?

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2018 6:59 a.m. PST

As opposed to moving forward into the Devil's Den on the second day?

Grelber

ChrisBrantley17 Mar 2018 6:59 a.m. PST

Sickles perhaps?

lloydthegamer Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2018 7:09 a.m. PST

Chris is right, you're thinking of Sickles.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2018 1:03 p.m. PST

Yep, Sickles, not Hooker. Hooker was out west at the time, wasn't he? Battle of Lookout Mountain?

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2018 2:10 p.m. PST

No, Hooker was only relieved of command of the Army of the Potomac on June 28, three days before the first day of Gettysburg. He didn't take the XI and XII Corps out west until after the battle of Chickamauga.

"Only hours after the defeat at Chickamauga [Sep. 19 & 20], Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton ordered Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker to Chattanooga with 15,000 men in two small corps from the Army of the Potomac in Virginia." His forces didn't get to Tennessee until late October, first taking part in the operations at Brown's Ferry on October 27 to open the "Cracker Line."
from link .

So Hooker was probably still in the east, possibly in Washington.

Jim

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2018 2:55 p.m. PST

Yes, what was I thinking. Sorry.

MSU John17 Mar 2018 7:48 p.m. PST

I think Hooker was in Washington DC sulking.

1968billsfan Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2018 4:26 a.m. PST

Sorry, I meant Sickles on the second day. Mind-fart

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2018 2:33 p.m. PST

Lookout Mountain was in November of 1863. Hooker was indeed sulking in DC at the time of Gettysburg.

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