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

Gen. Hooker's Headquarters

Gen. Hooker's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1863.
Location. 38° 18.698′ N, 77° 24.999′ W. Marker is near Falmouth, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is at the intersection
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of White Oak Road (Virginia Route 218) and Kendalwood Drive, on the right when traveling east on White Oak Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Kendallwood Dr, Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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. 1½ miles away); Cavalry Review (approx. 1.6 miles away); Fredericksburg (approx. 1.9 miles away); Creek Delegation in Fredericksburg (approx. 1.9 miles away); George Washington’s Childhood Home (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falmouth.
Also see . . .  General Joseph Hooker. A short biography. (Submitted on July 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker image. Click for full size.
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2. Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,028 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 16, 2008, by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia.   2. submitted on May 25, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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