“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Brookfield in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Gen. Hooker's Headquarters

Gen. Hooker's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, March 24, 2008
1. Gen. Hooker's Headquarters Marker
Inscription. Just northeast, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, commander of the Union Army of the Potomac, kept his headquarters, Jan. - June 1863, amid a vast city of tents and camps. It was here he rehabilitated he Union army after its catastrophic defeat in the First Battle of Fredericksburg in Dec. 1862 and its subsequent "Winter of Discontent." From here he designed a campaign to defeat Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Chancellorsville - a brilliant plan that failed in May 1863 because of his hesitancy and Lee's aggressiveness. President Abraham Lincoln twice visited Hooker, here in April 1863 and again in May, after the defeat.
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number N 34.)
Location. 38° 18.698′ N, 77° 24.999′ W. Marker is in Brookfield, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is at the intersection of White Oak Road (Virginia Route 218) and Kendalwood Drive, on the right when traveling east on White Oak Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Army Ninth Corps (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lincoln Review (approx. 1.3 miles away); Civil War Observation Balloon Site (approx. 1.3 miles away); Falmouth Railroad Station (approx. 1.5 miles away); Cavalry Review (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fredericksburg (approx. 1.9 miles away); Creek Delegation in Fredericksburg (approx. 1.9 miles away); Chatham (approx. 2 miles away).
Also see . . .  General Joseph Hooker. A short biography. (Submitted on July 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. MilitaryNotable EventsNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,307 times since then and 107 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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