"New Hope Church" the attack was ordered by Sherman. By the same logic Thomas was a failure at Kenesaw Mountain even though he thought it was a foolish attack to make, he followed Sherman's orders (Sherman thought the Army of the Cumberland was too cautious). Stonewall's performance at Kernstown, Mechanicsville, Cedar Mountain and Groveton was not exactly sterling. Hooker had a good reputation as a solid corps commander however he was also a fellow who opened his big mouth too much ("speaks badly" as Lincoln said), that is a fact. I am not going to analyze each and every one of his battles.and I again I ask why? What is it about his performance at these times that makes you conclude he was quite good?
Take Antietam for example. I'm no expert on that battle, so what I know might be superficial, but my understanding is that he led a bloody attack that wrecked his Corps and he got wounded, taking him out of the battle for the rest of the day. What was quite good about it? And what was quite good about what he did at Ringgold Gap? New Hope Church? Peachtree Creek?