Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker and staff

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Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker (1814-1879) with some of his staff officers at Falmouth, Virginia in June 1863. While still in command of the Army of the Potomac; within the month, on June 28th, he'd be replaced by George Meade.


Standing, left to right:
Cpt. Cyrus B. Comstock (Engineer)
Cpt. John B. Howard (Quartermaster)
Maj. Nelson H. Davis (Asst. Inspector-General)
Not identified
Cpt. Daniel W. Flagler (Ordnance Officer)
Cpt. John R. Coxe (Commissary of Subsistence)
Not identified
Maj. William H. Lawrence (Aide-de-camp)
Cpt. John C. Bates (Aide-de-camp)
Lt. Frederick Rosencrantz (Aide-de-camp)
Not identified
Cpt. Ulric Dahlgren (Aide-de-camp)
Lt. Col. Joseph Dickinson (Asst. Adjutant-General)
Cpt. Charles E. Cadwalader (Aide-de-camp)

Sitting, left to right:
Col. Henry F. Clark (Chief Commissary of Subsistence)
Brig. Gen. Henry J. Hunt (Chief of Artillery)
Brig. Gen. Rufus Ingalls (Chief Quartermaster)
Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker
Maj. Gen. Daniel Butterfield (Chief of Staff)


Sources:
http://housedivided.dickinson.edu/sites/lincoln/letter-to-joseph-hooker-january-26-1863/hooker-and-staff/ (picture)
https://www.loc.gov/item/2013647701/ (LoC original)
http://www.13thmass.org/1863/hooker_in_camp.html (partial identifications)
 
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I grew up in a town where one of the main streets, to the vast amusement of the younger set, was named for the general. I've seen some things that tell the tale the slang use of hooker came from his name and others that disabuse that.
 
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So here's a question? There are so many ( many ) ACW myths I've learned to mistrust pretty much any factoid until running it past buffs and historians here or ( trying ) to track it down myself. IS ' hooker ' a slang term for prostitute because of our bleary eyed general? I'm not arguing either way., it's just surprising how frequently something like this turns out to be nonsense.
 
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So here's a question? There are so many ( many ) ACW myths I've learned to mistrust pretty much any factoid until running it past buffs and historians here or ( trying ) to track it down myself. IS ' hooker ' a slang term for prostitute because of our bleary eyed general? I'm not arguing either way., it's just surprising how frequently something like this turns out to be nonsense.
Most everything I’ve read shows that the term predates the Civil War, and may refer to an area of New York City (Corlear’s Hook) which ladies of ill-repute frequented.

However, I have also read that our beloved Fighting Joe may have helped popularize the term and that the red light district of Washington DC was referred to as “Hooker’s Division”.
 
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This is from the book "Secret lives of the Civil War"

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