The campaign of "Fighting Joe" Hooker caught Robert E. Lee by surprise, but led to arguably Lee's most stunning victory.
Below are the links to each section of the essay.
1. Hooker Reorganizes – The revolt of the generals against Ambrose Burnside to the Battle of Kelly's Ford (late December, 1862 – March 17, 1863).
2. The Best Strategy Conceived – Hooker's plans for the coming campaign, through the maneuvering on the eve of the Battle of Chancellorsville (March 17 – April 30, 1863).
3. Stonewall's Last Battle – The Battle of Chancellorsville, including the assault on Marye's Heights, the Battle of Salem Church, the attack at Banks' Ford, and Stoneman's Raid (May 1 – May 7, 1863).
4. "What Will the Country Say?" – The aftermath of the battle and what happened to some of the principal personalities of the campaign (May 7 – May 22, 1863, and beyond).
A. Hooker's Loss of Nerve – An examination of Hooker's supposed loss of nerve on May 3, 1863, during a pivotal point in the battle.
B. Order of Battle – The organization of the opposing armies during the campaign.
C. References – A list of references used to write the essay.